2008 Creation & Climate Change

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Intl group disavows U.N.’s climate claims

ORIGINALLY POSTED March 19, 2008 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–TIME magazine warned that scientists had observed “bizarre and unpredictable weather patterns” which led them to believe the world was headed for “a global climatic upheaval.” Fluctuations in temperature, rainfall and sea ice were all described as signs of impending doom. But the scientists interviewed by TIME weren’t […]

U.N.: Manmade global warming certain

ORIGINALLY POSTED March 19, 2008 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–The most-often quoted authority on global climate change is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a scientific group established in 1988 by the United Nations to evaluate the risk of human-induced climate change. It was the IPCC that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, former […]

Evangelicals differ on climate dispute

ORIGINALLY POSTED March 19, 2008 NASHVILLE (BP)–Disagreements among evangelical Christians about global warming are rooted in a fundamental question: Is human-induced climate change a real problem? And, if interviews with two evangelical advocates are any indicator, proposed responses to the issue differ dramatically, depending on how a person answers that question. E. Calvin Beisner, national […]

SBC leaders: Caring for earth a command

ORIGINALLY POSTED March 19, 2008 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Christians and Southern Baptists on different sides in the policy debate over the environment can nonetheless partner together to care for it out of a belief that such action is biblically commanded, two Southern Baptist leaders who themselves are on different sides of the issue say. The comments […]

Prestonwood, SEBTS go green, save money

ORIGINALLY POSTED March 19, 2008 PLANO, Texas (BP)–For Prestonwood Baptist Church, being good stewards of the earth also means saving some money in the process. In July 2006 the Plano, Texas, church, pastored by Jack Graham, implemented an energy conservation program that involved, among other things, changing light bulbs and altering water usage. Since then, […]

ERLC leaders oppose bill to cap emissions

ORIGINALLY POSTED March 19, 2008 WASHINGTON (BP)–The leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity is opposed to climate-change legislation the U.S. Senate is expected to consider soon. Richard Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), and Barrett Duke, the commission’s vice president for public policy, joined more than 70 other signers […]

My Nobel Moment & Global Climate Change

HUNSTVILLE, Ala. (BP)–I’ve had a lot of fun recently with my tiny (and unofficial) slice of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But, though I was one of thousands of IPCC participants, I don’t think I will add “0.0001 Nobel Laureate” to my resume. The other half […]