A climate-change skeptic thinks President Obama's fact checkers
need to do more research before he gives another speech on the
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
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.
"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
"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
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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