Have you noticed in the papers lately how the media is getting all worked up about the unseasonably warm temps in parts of the U.S. this year? I blame Al Gore. His movie (I actually read part of the book before it was due back at the library), An Inconvenient Truth, has the global warming idea on the top of everyone's minds. Is it making any difference? Hard to say at this point, other than getting a large crowd standing around saying, "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!".
I agree with Mr. Gore's intention (oh dear, is that the proper term of address for a former VP?). I do think we need to be more careful about our stewardship of planetary resources. Really I do. I even helped pioneer a recycling effort at my dorm in college. I try to limit my production of unnecessary waste. I fume along with my car when stuck in heavy traffic. And I wonder if any of us are doing enough.
But back to the media. I think there's one really big point they're missing. The earth was not made to last. If you read the Bible at all and believe what it says, it's going to be all gone one day. But the good news for us is that we were built to last (makes me think of the chorus from one of my favorite Lost Dogs songs). And for those who know Jesus we've got a new earth coming that will be even better. If you think otherwise, say so . I'm not an apologist so I can't say I'll have answers to convince you of my side. And certainly if you disagree with me you'd better listen to the media. Because I think they're right. The sky is falling. The question is: "how quickly?".