Advice to Obama: Check your facts on climate change

Thursday, January 24, 2013
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A climate-change skeptic thinks President Obama's fact checkers need to do more research before he gives another speech on the subject.

In his inaugural address on Monday, President Obama said that "we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations," and adding that is how society will preserve the planet, "commanded to our care by God." The president also said that "some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms." 

Cal Beisner, founder and national spokesman of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, tells OneNewsNow that the president's comments had little basis in facts. 

Beisner, Dr. Cal (Cornwall Alliance)"There may be an overwhelming judgment of science that the earth is warmer now than it was 150 years ago, certainly," he says. "But there is no overwhelming judgment of science that human emission of greenhouse gases was the main or even a major cause of that warming, or that now or in the foreseeable future it will cause any dangerous global warming."

Thousands of scientists have signed a petition making the same statement. As for bringing God into the debate, Beisner says it is not a matter of our having to preserve the planet. 

"God has promised to do that himself in Genesis 8:22," he clarifies. "What he did command us to do is to fill and rule the earth in a godly way. This is in Genesis 1:28, where he told us that we're supposed to multiply and fill the earth, subdue it and have dominion over it. That kind of dominion looks like men and women laboring together to enhance earth's fruitfulness, its beauty and its safety, to the glory of God and to the benefit of our neighbors."

Beisner adds that President Obama's creed is not the creed of the Bible, but the creed of environmentalism, "which sees people as consumers and polluters, not producers and stewards, and it sees private property -- a God-given right -- as the root, not the solution, of environmental degradation."

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