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Reader: Climate change is God’s call

To the Editor:
President Biden has signed an executive order to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. According to www.skywatchtv.com this is unconstitutional for Biden to agree to a treaty without U.S. Senate approval. A treaty requires 67 senators to approve it. For decades the environmental movement has wrongly claimed earth is threatened by the activity and existence of people and said we must pay trillions of dollars to the U.N. and must give up our liberties to “save” the planet. In 1989 the U.N. said by the year 2000 raising oceans could kill millions. President Obama while president claimed “oceans are rising” so we need to give more power and taxpayer money to the U.N. However, the Obamas moved into their new 15 million dollar ocean front beach house right on the ocean in Massachusetts after leaving office.
Environmentalist leftists are now telling students climate change is going to kill them and everyone they know. They are calling climate change an existential crisis and using kids for propaganda. Liberal environmentalists want to outlaw air conditioning which would cause some people to die. Some environmentalists want to have “climate change deniers” banned from YouTube and imprisoned. Environmentalists exaggerate dangers to the environment while prohibiting those that disagree with them from being heard. At a Town Hall, Democrats running for president in 2020 demanded that humans change so (according to their belief) the earth won’t. They all agreed on spending billions of dollars of taxpayer monies. They wanted to ban straws.
Environmentalists want to lower carbon dioxide which they consider a pollutant which will cause higher electric bills for everyone and hurt the poor the most. Dr. Richard Lindzen, professor at MIT, said, “Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.” “There is clear evidence increased atmospheric carbon dioxide is environmentally helpful to food crops and other plants that nourish all life,” Lindzen said. “It is plant food, not poison.” About 10,000 scientists with the highest college degrees agree with him.
According to the National Center for Policy Analysis man-made carbon dioxide amounts to under 4 percent of all carbon dioxide. The truth is there are many variables effecting earth’s climate, the biggest effect coming from the sun. Professor Philip Stott said, “Climate is the most complex, coupled, non-linear, chaotic system known to man.” “Major reductions in carbon emissions are not worth the money,” Stott said. We can’t predict where a hurricane will be one week ahead nor can we predict or change the climate 10 years from now. It’s arrogant for environmentalist to say they know the future climate when climate is one of the most complex systems on earth with thousands of inputs many of which we don’t understand. It’s really about the U.N. controlling humanity and not controlling climate!
John Coleman, the founder of the weather channel, said while he loves our environment as much as anyone he disagrees with the United Nations’ religion of climate change. Coleman said U.N. climate agreements are all about empowering the U.N. and have nothing to do with the climate. Coleman said the former head of the U.N. climate panel declared global warming “is my religion.” Earth/nature worship has gotten into some churches and some books used by churches.
God is in control of the climate. Christians know exactly when the world/earth will end: when God Himself destroys it and replaces it with a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21:1). In the meantime the only global warming we need to concern ourselves with is the eternal fire awaiting all who reject Jesus (Revelation 21, Matthew 10 & 25, Mark 9, etc.). You won’t get eternal life by feeling God in nature or helping the environment, but only through a relationship with Jesus that changes your nature. The Bible says, “What would it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lost his soul?” C.S. Lewis advised: “Aim at heaven and you get earth thrown in, aim at earth and you get neither!”

D.D. Nave
Elizabethton