Artcle title: "Why do religious people of color care so much about climate
change?"Answer: because they are being seduced into believing
that it actually matters.It doesn't.Should we be
good stewards of the planet and do our best to take care of it?Of
course. Don't litter. Don't dump your company's chemicals into
ponds, lakes, etc. Replant the trees you cut down, etc. The earth is a
beautiful and precious resource, but to think that climate change is 100%
man-made, that carbon taxes should be put in place and that all things plastic
are evil is ridiculous.
curiously not very many business leaders care about it either and those who
ostensibly would be greatly affected by it don't even list it in the top 25
of concerns -insurers. climate change is just an excuse for collecting money and
LOU Montana,I found it interesting. To be frank, I don't need
anyone's permission to find it interesting. Observing society and trends is
an entire social science. Are you complaining because of the News Paper
it's coming from, or the subject matter at hand? And why? What is wrong
with it?I find it interesting.
Yes, the Earth's climate has been changing, and will continue changing, as
long as it exists. Simply because we have been measuring those changes, for a
few hundred years, does not mean that humans are responsible for that change.
The tsunami that hit Japan a few years ago and the volcano that erupted in
Iceland are certainly NOT caused by human actions. And yet the volcano put more
"stuff" in the atmosphere and is therefore responsible for more change
than all the emissions combined for some time. Our planet is a living thing and
cataclysmic change is always possible. People with a political agenda will use
anything to try to take power. "They sky is falling" of Chicken Little
will work with many people. It is unfortunate.
Climate has been changing for thousands years.
DN Subscriber:Wow. Racism, scientific ignorance and and social
prejudice all in one comment. It is disappointing that there are so many who
cannot separate your own perceived biases against the realities of the world.
Why do you not admit there is climate change? What prevents you from
doing that? Is it a lack of trust in experts? If you went to a physician, who is
an expert in human pathology, and he told you that you had cancer would you
believe him? What if he gave you evidences? Tests? X-rays? The giant bulb coming
out of your skin? Would you still need another opinion? What if a second doctor
told you the same? Would you need a third? Fourth? Fifth? What if you finally
found someone, a guy trained via webMD who calmly told you that you don't
have cancer after all. That you are fine. Nothing to worry about. spend your
money on something more fun. Is that when you would start believing?Because that is what you are doing with climate change. And that is what
everyone else is doing as well who refuse to listen to trained experts instead
relying on their own wisdom.
@Happy Valley Heretic: "Why do the religious conservatives I know, think God
will clean up after them?"Probably because He said He would.
The whole earth was polluted by the decision of Adam and Eve to transgress His
laws, and this pollution has increased exponentially ever since. The Savior's atonement redeemed the Earth and its inhabitants from the
effects of sin and pollution. There will come a day when the Lord will return
to Earth and cleanse it, and all pollution will cease to exist.Since
I believe that Jesus atoned for people on other planets in the universe, I
believe that those planets will be cleansed also.This is not to say
that we don't have a duty to cleanse Earth the best we can.
@DN SubscriberSurely it's possible to make a response without denying
swaths of scientific evidence and without deriding non-white people.
As P.T. Barnum noted "There is a sucker born every minute.The
"climate change sky is falling" hysteria is being peddled by the same
folks whom many "people of color" rely on for "free stuff" and
for whom they vote, so why would they not accept the climate change fantasy as
Why do the religious conservatives I know, think God will clean up after them?
Considering that so many people see that issue through the lens of politics
rather than the lens of science and considering how white, Hispanic, and black
people tend to vote, that probably accounts for most of it.
Kelsey Dallas; Seriously tell us please why this even matters? Why would you
care about why colored people worry about global warming?
The real question is why do religious white people care so little about climate
change?Who cares that a lot of people care about climate change?
They should! What they do about it is another question altogether...But really why do so many white majority denominations not just deny climate
change but actively fight against it? That is the newsworthy question and one
that should be more fully addressed exposing many of these congregations for the
ridiculous science and education deniers that they are.