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Creation Care – the next crucial step

The world does appear to be changing.

For years, the scientists have been warning of global warming. The majority of people, in western countries at least, have accepted that our actions were causing a real problem, but few governments were willing to do much about it.

But the problems are becoming more obvious, the alternative technologies are become cheaper, and more and more governments are making realistic decisions to change to renewable energy. WE can hope for real change.

But there’s┬ástill much to be done, and we can all play a part.

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State of the earth, 2015

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I used to work as an engineering hydrologist, and an environmental manager. Multi-syllable words, but they meant I spent a lot of time collecting, analysing and using climate data, mostly rainfall and streamflow. And so I also did some reading on the then fledgling science of climate change.

I am also a christian, so I believe God wants us to care for his world, the people, yes, but also the animals and the earth itself.

So here’s a report on the state of the climate in the only world we have.

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Christians and climate change: don’t be fooled again!

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Studies show that christians in the US and Australia are more likely than average to be sceptical about climate change. It appears that they think the scientific consensus is split between those who believe human-induced climate change is a major threat and those who think we just don’t know, and many suspect the scientists have ulterior motives.

How well based are these views?

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Mungo Man and the first inhabitants of Australia

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Long before European invaders and settlers arrived in Australia in 1788, the aboriginal people had occupied this continent and developed a culture and lifestyle that could sustain them in some harsh environments.

A fascinating recent ABC documentary, First Footprints, gave a deeper insight into the lives of these pioneers.

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A climate change conspiracy?

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So, if the facts (as outlined in previous posts) show that the world is indeed warming faster than ever before, the weather patterns are changing, the burning of fossil fuels is a major cause, and the outcomes will be disastrous, why do so many people still oppose the idea?

Is there a conspiracy to present global warming as a fact when it is a lie?

Or is there a conspiracy to fight against a scientific truth for some devious reason?

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