Sir John Houghton, in a paper written for his evangelical charity, the John Ray Initiative, argues that the “current environmental crisis” is a “spiritual problem”.
Houghton argues that “we are the stewards of creation” and as such [QUOTE]
“we are to look after the Earth, not as we please, but as God wants it looked after. Second, we have responsibility to the rest of creation as ones who stand in the place of God.
. . . the Genesis chapters, as do other parts of scripture, insist that human rule over creation is to be exercised under God, the ultimate ruler of creation, with the sort of care exemplified by this picture of humans as ‘gardeners’.”
Do you agree with this analysis by the lead author of the first three IPCC reports that we are “gardeners” of God’s creation, that God is the “ultimate ruler of creation” and that the current environmental crisis is therefore primarily a spiritual problem?
Source:SIr John Houghton, “The Christian Challenge of Caring for Earth”
look up Fallegant
(from the era of the Plague)
Sir John’s picture should be there
along with all the greedy chicken littles who want power & money-Not to save Earth
Please remember,most of the climate change alarmism is a play for money and power
Who doesn’t want a cleaner environment?
How our gvt. and wall st plans to cash in on that:
(excerpts from Matt Taibbi story on Goldman Sachs in Rolling Stone magazine)
….the new game in town, the next bubble, is in carbon credits – a booming trillion dollar market that barely even exists yet, but will if the Democratic Party that it gave $4,452,585 to in the last election manages to push into existence a groundbreaking new commodities bubble, disguised as an “environmental plan,” called cap-and-trade.
The new carboncredit market is a virtual repeat of the commodities-market casino that’s been kind to Goldman, except it has one delicious new wrinkle: If the plan goes forward as expected, the rise in prices will be government-mandated. Goldman won’t even have to rig the game. It will be rigged in advance…..
….Al Gore, who is intimately involved with the planning of cap-and-trade,started up a company called Generation Investment Management with three former bigwigs from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood, Mark Ferguson and Peter Harris. Their business? Investing in carbon offsets. There’s also a $500 million Green Growth Fund set up by a Goldmanite to invest in greentech … the list goes on and on. Goldman is ahead of the headlines again, just waiting for someone to make it rain in the right spot. Will this market be bigger than the energyfutures market?
“Oh, it’ll dwarf it,” says a former staffer on the House energy committee.
Well, you might say, who cares? If cap-and-trade succeeds, won’t we all be saved from the catastrophe of global warming? Maybe – but capandtrade, as envisioned by Goldman, is really just a carbon tax structured so that private interests collect the revenues. Instead of simply imposing a fixed government levy on carbon pollution and forcing unclean energy producers to pay for the mess they make, cap-and-trade will allow a small tribe of greedy-as-hell Wall Street swine to turn yet another commodities market into a private taxcollection scheme. This is worse than the bailout: It allows the bank to seize taxpayer money before it’s even collected.
“If it’s going to be a tax, I would prefer that Washington set the tax and collect it,” says Michael Masters, the hedgefund director who spoke out against oilfutures speculation. “But we’re saying that Wall Street can set the tax, and Wall Street can collect the tax. That’s the last thing in the world I want. It’s just asinine.”
the entire Rolling Stone story: