Sunday, July 7, 2013

Study: Biblical End-Time Believers Resist Climate Change Action

Sam Seder of the Majority Report discusses research by David C. Barker of the University of Pittsburgh and David H. Bearce of the University of Colorado, published in Political Research Quarterly, finding that belief in biblical end-times theology makes many Americans, particularly Republicans, resistant to curbing climate change. Seder cites Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), who said in 2010 that we should not be concerned about climate change since "The Earth will end only when God declares it's time to be over." Shimkus is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. Watch:

(h/t: Best of the Left Podcast)


Dan Pangburn said...

The weather has been . . . weather.
The climate drivers, however, have been discovered.

A simple equation at calculates average global temperatures since they have been accurately measured world wide (about 1895) with an accuracy of 90%, irrespective of whether the influence of CO2 is included or not. The equation uses a single external forcing, a proxy which is the time-integral of sunspot numbers. A graph in that paper shows the calculated temperature anomaly trajectory overlaid on measurements.

‘The End of Global Warming’ at expands recent (since 1996) temperature anomaly measurements by the five reporting agencies and includes a graph showing the growing separation between the rising CO2 and not-rising average global temperature trend.

Moh Kan Wu said...

Remember Bible already warned in Gen 2:17 But of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you may not take; for on the day when you take of it, death will certainly come to you.
To learn to know the knowledge, to read with wisdom why Bible alert us, but did not use a clearly description to let us known where is the tree of knowledge?