There is a massive difference between poverty levels in India and in the developed West.
Academy award winning movies like Slumdog Millionaire portrayed a glimpse of the poverty in India's most famous cities. But unless you experience it for yourself, this level of misery is hard to grasp. Suffice it to say India is nowhere near achieving energy independence and eradicating poverty, or even reaching the standard of living of the most poor in the West.
India's failure to address poverty can be conveniently attributed to its population challenge, corruption (both in National and State governments), and its domestic policies. But the country can no longer deny the growing influence of the climate circus, which is beginning to impact its energy policy and eventually its economic growth. more >>
Bill Nye, known popularly as "The Science Guy" for his scientific kids show, says he is in favor of trying those who question climate change as criminals and jailing them.
In a video interview with Climate Depot's Marc Morano this week, Nye was asked how he feels about environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy's call to jail climate skeptics for treason and lock them up at the Hague.
"We interviewed Robert F. Kennedy Jr. the environmentalist here at the People's Climate March in 2014 and he said that climate deniers CEO's belong at The Hague with three square meals and a cot with all the other war criminals. What is your thought on that? And do you think some of the rhetoric on your side gets too carried away? What's your thought on jailing skeptics as war criminals?" Morano asked. more >>
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Some Christians want carbon controls because of their admirable care for the world's poor, arguing that a rise in sea level and angry storms will wreak havoc among the most vulnerable. more >>
Church historian D.G. Hart, a history professor at Hillsdale College, has an interesting piece on the Patheos blog in which he points out that the widespread support for Donald Trump among "evangelicals" is really good evidence that "evangelical" has come to mean little. He's right, of course — sad to say.
The major focus of Hart's piece is on the failure of a multi-million dollar campaign by Left-wing foundations and environmental activist groups to bring evangelicals, as a whole, on board the Green and especially the climate alarmist bandwagon. He quotes at length from a major article in Democracy: A Journal of Ideas about the so far more than 25-year-long campaign by Left/Progressive foundations and environmental advocacy organizations, spending many millions of dollars, to Green American evangelicals, especially on the issue of climate change — and the campaign's general failure. It also makes it clear that the funders and players are determined to continue and improve that campaign in coming decades.
In that article and the extensive study on which it's based, Lydia Bean and Steven Teles of the Progressive "New America Foundation" largely chalk up the failure to the funders' and recipients' failure to build "mobilized power" instead of mere "convening power." more >>
An ongoing debate between evangelical groups on whether eliminating pollution and providing clean electricity over fossil fuels can be considered a "pro-life issue" has reached North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's doorstep.
Groups such as the Evangelical Environmental Network and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, along with 15,000 pro-life Christians in North Carolina, have petitioned to McCrory and other elected officials, urging them to aim for achieving 100 percent clean electricity in the state by 2030 as part of its Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign.
However, E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., founder and national spokesman of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, told CP in a separate interview, that the Pro-Life Clean Energy plan is a "deceptive campaign" that has been been criticized by a number of pro-life leaders. more >>
A Vatican astronomer who embraces both science and religion has said there is no conflict between the two, arguing that scientist who reject religion are lacking in humility, while Christians who reject science believe they can tell God how he should have made the universe.
"To me (the issue) comes down to two problems: Scientists not having enough humility to understand, that they don't have all the answers and religion not having enough to recognize that they can't tell God how He should have made the universe," Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, answered in response to a question regarding people who find conflict between science and religion, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Consolmagno said in a speech at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper that the Roman Catholic Church has been looking to bring a balance between science and faith since the 1580s, when Pope Gregory XIII committed the Church to scientific study. more >>