Published: Thursday, Nov. 8 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
We can't change the climate and the forcast is wrong the next day. A way
I'm with you, Matthew, but the Church has lots of right-wing climate-change
deniers and members who think the Millenium is imminent, so why bother caring
for or about the environment. I still see vast expanses of lawn at many LDS
churches in the arid west, and big roofs devoid of solar panels. I'd be
interested to know if the Church built the City Creek Center to LEEDs standards.
So a relatively small group of 1830s settlers in Nauvoo were able to drain the
swamps and somewhat change its climate but 7 billion people on the planet with a
LOT more technological firepower cannot exert an influence on the climate?I have seen many examples of communities influencing their local
climate. I do not comprehend why we think it is impossible on a global scale.
I understand that some folks don't think climate change is happening.
Others deny any human causation. But I cannot comprehend how folks cannot see
that it is at least possible.Perhaps the problem is the word change.
The charge is not that humans are totally altering the climate. But that we
are having an influence. Perhaps human induced climate influence would be more
acceptable.I recall when we thought the rivers were too big to
pollute and alter. Then it was the oceans. Those ideas proved to be wrong.
Now we think the sky is too big to pollute and alter. That idea is also
wrong.If we fear international meddling or economic disruption, then
dealing with it internally and now is the answer. Not avoidance.
A great letter. But MONEY might make the final decision thanks to the Koch
brothers and others like them. The really big question is how common people
concerned for the future can overcome the nefarious desires of people like
them.Perhaps one answer to that question came on Tuesday.
False premise: that mankind can do anything to stop climate change. If the
climate is going to change on its own, experts agree there's not a thing we
could do about it. We can stop doing things that might accelerate change, but
we cannot stop it.
OK folks get your heads out of the sand. It is official, scientist say global
warming stopped 19 years ago, the Antarctica ice sheet has been growing. Now
Obama proposes carbon tax to pay off the national debt. U.N. says carbon tax is
for wealth redistribution. "The Church has lots of right-wing(slur for
don't believe what I believe) climate-change deniers and members who think
the Millenium is imminent, so why bother caring for or about the
environment." Nobody in the church that does not support your hypothisis
don't care about the environment, we just don't believe your fanatical
religious need to cause carbon taxes to rob the poor even more so than already
is being done. The Lord said the poor will always be with you, and carbon tax
will ensure that.
As a card carrying member of the armchair climatologists association of utah, I
know that man cannot change the climate. So, since we didn't mess it up, we
don't have to fix it. And it would be a shame if we put any effort into
cleaning the place up for nothing.
I'd like to see the church devote as much time and money toward
enviromental awareness as they did toward defeating Proposition 8. Instead of
spending millions to suppress a small and harmless minority, why not do
something good for the planet? Maybe, just maybe, if the church acknowledged the
threat of global warming, the Limbaugh-loving, conservative Mormon climate
deniers might actually start to believe the truth.
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