I had always felt that there was a religious element in those who are passionate about 'Climate Change' or as it was previously known 'Global Warming'. Below is an email between Mike Hulme and Martin Young. Hulme is of course rather well known and influential in the small world of 'Climate Change Scientists'. Source is the Climategate 2 see here.
50 to 100 years ago most of these people would have been Methodists, or if not Methodists they would have lapsed into Socialism. Those two faiths have gone so they have transferred their belief to 'Climate Change' it would just be rather sad if these morons hadn't managed to capture governments and media around the world. However their beliefs are going to severely dent the future well being of all Australians through GILLARDS 'Carbon Tax' read and weep.
date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 23:13:53 +010 ???
from: "Martin Young"
subject: RE: LICC - Connecting with Culture - The day after tomorrow
to: "Mike Hulme"
Thanks very much that's really good stuff. The link I'd make is that God's promise for the
new (messianic) age in the kingdom of God is of a renewed world where lions, lambs,
children, snakes etc cuddle up together. In a world that rightly fears the onward decay of
our environment, that is very good news - God is the saviour of the creation. Jesus'
resurrection spells the new creation and through faith in him we have that hope for
From: Mike Hulme [mailto:???@uea.ac.uk]
Sent: 12 July 2004 16:46
To: Martin Young
Subject: Fwd: LICC - Connecting with Culture - The day after tomorrow
Re. conversation yesterday ... here below is a short commentary on the film from Sir John
Houghton, via LICC. Sir John is a colleague of mine and a leading international climate
scientist and who happens to be a Christian.
I will explore whether I can get film clips by September on CDROM. Happy to help out if I
can. I read Isaiah 11, but not quite sure what line you would take to make the link.
You might also follow this story from Rowan Williams - I suspect he is following the lead
taken by Right Rv James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, who has taken seriously the
environmental theology of Scripture from an evangelical perspective.
"The Archbishop of Canterbury also joined the climate change debate this
week... The Church of England has declared its support for a challenging
proposal to tackle the threat of climate change. Dr Rowan Williams, says
the plan, known often as "contraction and convergence", offers a way to
act justly towards the poorest. The idea says all the Earth's people have
equal rights to cause pollution. Already endorsed by other faith groups,
it says nobody, however rich, should cause more than their allotted share.
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the day after tomorrow
A scientist once told me, "No way can we Americans change our lifestyle; we just have to
fix the biosphere." If only it were that simple.
In January, I attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, to debate whether human-induced
climate change is actually a weapon of mass destruction.
We've known for two centuries now that increased 'greenhouse gases' result in global
warming. As sea levels rise, we experience greater extremes of climate; disasters, such as
floods and droughts, will become more frequent and intense, causing more death, misery and
economic loss than anything else. It's predicted that by 2050 there will be 150 million
The Day After Tomorrow explores such potential mass destruction. Set in the US, it begins
with a debate among scientists about climate change. While they can't agree and the
politicians dither, the climate changes (Hollywood style), unleashing devastating storms on
the northern hemisphere, and plunging it into a deep freeze.
Despite its exaggeration - in both scale and speed - the film vividly demonstrates how we
are at the mercy of the climate, and how our human actions will provoke faster change than
at any time in the last 10,000 years.
The Gospel of Matthew records that religious and political leaders once came to Jesus
asking for a sign. Jesus said that they were good at forecasting the weather but not at
interpreting 'the signs of the times'. He challenged their power base with radical messages
about what the kingdom of God is really about.
Today, we read the `signs in the sky' even more skilfully; and yet we are still no better
at interpreting the signs of the times. The challenge to act is very clear. But we don't
take seriously enough our God-given responsibility to care for the Earth and our fellow
humans, especially the poor and disadvantaged.
Luke tells the same story and stresses the importance of seeking the kingdom of God above
all else. Two contrasting parables in the same chapter (12) - of the rich fool, whose goal
was to increase his wealth, and the faithful steward, who carefully managed his master's
household in his absence - should challenge us in the affluent West. Jesus concluded, 'From
everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been
entrusted with much, more will be asked.'
500 million people are expected to watch The Day After Tomorrow. We must pray that they
pick up that message.
Sir John Houghton
Sir John is co-chair of the Scientific Assessment Working Group of the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change and was formerly chief executive of the Meteorological Office.
it's predicted that by 2050 there will be 150 million environmental refugees
we don't take seriously enough our God-given responsibility to care for the Earth and our
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