What does the Bible have to say about climate change?


With the collapse of last year’s international climate talks in Copenhagen and the resurgence of the Republican Party here in the United States, many observers have begun to doubt whether the world will ever be able to agree on a framework to fight global climate change. Believing that progress is possible, they say, may take a leap of faith.

And that’s exactly what some religious groups are offering.

With the holidays around the corner, The Climate Desk Podcast decided to take a closer look at the emerging environmental movement among faith-based communities in the United States, and the considerable disagreement among some denominations, especially evangelicals and born-again Christians, about what the Bible teaches us when it comes to climate change and the environment.

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Comments

  • guest

    Christians are not the only denomination that are advocating for a greener environment. But since the subject is about the Bible, which is Christian, then I will stay on topic. Here you will find what the Bible actually has to say about a green earth, and the people as stewards of the earth, as well as a link to another article about recycling being ancient and yes even in biblical times. http://www.squidoo.com/christianity-myths which shows whether it is fact or myth – in this case fact. At that location you will also find the link I mentioned, so you get a 2 for 1.

  • Road Kill

    yes Christians believe in Global Warming which was invented by the Satanic New World Order LOL

  • misael

    Think, belive, and undersand without limitation.this is Gods grateist inclinaton. men make rules men make books, but god makes laws, laws with can not be broken. the laws of gravity, electromagnitzem, thermodynamics, ect.. why is it so hard for human beings to listen to the God within and learn to use logic and reason. Some answers are too big for our littel heads. let go and be beholden to the truth. I AM WHAT I AM and ill be what i be, learn to accept me.

  • Ggkaty

    http://billtammeus.typepad.com/

    Bill:

    “A biblical take on environment:”

    Bill has a beautiful picture of a rainbow. Rainbows began after the Noah Biblical

    Flood story in Genesis, when the Earth’s Axis and Eco System was changed.

    The Earth’s Axis was tipped during the Flood, when the Windows of Heaven and the

    Fountains of the deep broke open. After the Flood, and the seasons began with the

    New Earth Axis.

    Genesis 8:22. “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and

    heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

    Genesis 9:13. “I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant

    between me and the earth.”

    When Earth was on an even Axis, the Land area was in one Place, and had a

    Moderate Temperature.

    Salon e-mail.

    “Hell on earth” By Megan Cytron, Trazzler.
    Slide show: From the mud pots of Yellowstone to Mayan ruins, locals that evoke
    the mysteries of the underworld.”

    Today, we have all types of Megalithic Ruins and Mysteries like Yellowstone, Ice
    Crystal Caves, and bones of all types of Human and Animal Life, layered in dirt
    and rock, all over our Home Planet, with the Tidal Wave Action from the Flood.

    This Proves Earth went through a Planetary Flood, and Eco System Change, called

    the Noah Flood in Genesis 7,8. And, we have Myths about a High Tech Atlantis

    Society, that split down the middle and sank.

    Our Earth’s Land Area is also Split down the middle through the Arctic and
    Atlantic Ocean. Both Religion and Myth have saved the Knowledge of the ‘same’
    Event in Earth’s Past.

    Noah went into the Ark when he was 700 years old. After 7 days, the rain began.

    Genesis 7:11. KJV. “In the six hundredth year of Noah/s life, in the second
    month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of
    the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.”
    This was 77 Days after Noah went into the Ark. Why is this Noah Flood taught as

    a 40 day MidEast Flood?

    Genesis 8:3 “And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after
    the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.”
    150 days, 5 months the rain stopped, and the Tidal Wave Action began.

    Genesis 8:13,14. “And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in
    the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off
    the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the
    face of the ground was dry.”
    Noah was 701 years old.

    Genesis 14-16. “And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the
    month, was the earth dried. And God spake unto Noah, saying, God forth of the
    ark, thou, and thy wife, and they sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.”

    Noah was 701 years, 1 month, and 27 days old, when they left the Ark.

    Why do Humans to this day, still Translate and Teach the Noah Flood was a 40

    day flood in the Middle East?

    Today, High Tech Killer Humans, like the High Tech Noah/Atlantis Killer Society,

    are setting up a Planetary Fire today, not the God who is blamed by Religion.

    Humans today are Related to the Killer Humans Saved from the Noah/Atlantis Flood.

    Humans today, again have the Killer High Tech Society like the Noah/Atlantis Society.

    Our Broken up Planet, with all the debris on land and in the seas, Proves this. It is

    Time for Religion, and our High Tech Scientists, to translate Genesis 7,8, as a

    Yearlong Planetary Flood.

    Since 1900, Killer Humans are again up to the Evil High Tech Killer Science. Instead

    of using it for Good, Humans have Evil Nuclear Bombs, the Evil ‘Planetary’ Judgment

    Day Fire is set up on land and sea.

    Still Saying or Praying, ‘God Help Us’, will not change the Religious Prophesy of an

    Earth Planetary Fire. But not caused by their Many Man-Made Gods. Then Earth will

    look like Mars, without an Atmosphere.

    Bill:

    “One of the knocks on some people of faith is that they’re so focused on heaven that they’re no earthly good, meaning they really don’t give much thought to preserving the environment because, in the end, the world will end (maybe soon) and so who will care?”

  • wake up

    and a luddite, as one troll on a sister site called any environmentalist, is, in reality, someone who abhors technology, such as green energy and elec vehicles, and is against progress, in order that we don’t get ‘left behind’….

    and I would also suggest to all Americans to broaden their minds and read foreign news as long as we are allowed to; as this tells a more complete picture of what is happening in other countries and non free countries where activists can still get beaten by industry thugs from polluting fossil fuel industries…not exactly what jesus advocated, at least in my interpretation.

  • wake up

    I know radical ideas such as ‘solar heating’ has been around since beginning of human civilization…as well as radical ideas such as water ‘conservation’ etc. existed in so-called biblical times

    It is true that religion is a turn off for young people as there seems to be no consideration for what you call god’s creation;

    I had an argument yesterday with a very intell. friend of mine and the focus seemed to be on did god do this or did god do that; this basically overwrote any consideration for how greenhouse gases and man are warming our climate which is just a big fishbowl…and that within a hundred years’ time we have warmed the climate more than in past 10,000 yrs…if you study ice cores, it is patently obvious how much carbon we have put in the air. We are responsible…period.

    Anyway, we came to an agreement that regardless if god created earth or we evolved or combination of both and regardless of how much percentage of climate change is from man or nature, we are all in this together..we will all literally sink or swim together.

    Specifically, the United States has been blessed with relative geography and separated from rest of world; today this ‘fortunate’ circumstance is now our curse..

    Saving the world in WWII used up most of our nation’s oil while making a few which orig. were called the big rich who now don’t want to pay taxes or admit that the source of their wealth might end human civilization…..and if you are insulated enough, you truly don’t feel global warming…while other nations suffer….climate change is already costing us dearly as we have to continually spend money to save countries underwater, on fire, or in perpetual drought, etc…and is directly related to our fiscal health in that in a few yrs’ time, we are predicted to have 21 trillion in debt which we cannot pay as our GDP is not that much and at which time we will either attack the rest of the world using more lies, or declare bankruptcy and have to be bailed out, probably by China.

    Our nation’s future depends on getting off oil and being self-reliant. Self reliance was a founding tenet of our 200 yr. young country. To young folks who are college-educated, Buddhism or Eastern faiths are more appealing, as they are also related to study of physics and the fact we are all related on a planck scale…and nobody feels they are better than one another and was jesus/martin luther king/ghandi’s and many others who would today be called by radical right-wing ‘socialists’ or something else playing on people’s emotions and intended to be ‘derogatory’……