15th Century Climate Engineering: 'Throughout history, governments have taken approximately the same approach to controlling the climate – with sacrifice being the key component' - 'The great droughts of 1450-1454 led to massive sacrifice of children to water deities.'
'The First Church of Climate Change needs a reformation. According to its leaders, we peasants are no more qualified to understand the subtle nuances of climate science than the serfs of medieval Europe were qualified to understand the mysterious motions of the heavens. And so we are told to put our faith in the modern-day version of the papal astronomer and to never, ever question the word of the educated elite. To do so would be heresy, a sin that has the most heinous of consequences.'
Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, M.Div., Ph.D., is Professor of Theology and Immediate Past President of Chicago Theological Seminary: 'These 'superstorms' aren’t an 'act of God,' but an act of willful disregard for God’s creation, and the neglect of the human responsibility to care for the planet.' -- 'There is the moral evil of continuing to pump fossil fuels into the atmosphere, producing global warming. Second, however, is the moral evil of climate change denial, that is, those who would continue to deny, in the face of mounting evidence, that violent climate change is upon us and it is accelerating.
There is a theological prescription, in a classical sense, for what we must do: confession, repentance and change. In the case of what we are up against in terms of planetary destruction, those theological directives look like this: 1) Admit human caused, violently destructive climate change is happening. The harm to God’s creation is real, it is happening and human beings bear enormous responsibility for it.2) Repent for what we have already lost by inaction... action to stop what we have already done, and slow down future changes, is urgent. 3) Change personal practice and public policy...Individuals need to take responsibility as well, both to move toward less of a carbon footprint, and to vote for those who will make positive policy changes.
Hansen to CNN: Selling nuclear energy to environmentalists is a tough pitch. Hansen acknowledged that many of them won't easily buy into it. Parts of the community operate like 'a religion of sorts, which makes it very difficult,' Hansen said. 'They're not all objectively looking at the pros and cons.'