There have been cycles of significant temperature and climatic fluctuation in the past. The world is undeniably, experiencing unseasonable storms and adverse, extreme weather events now. This current environmental crisis plaguing the world has been termed global warming, but is now more loosely being called climate change. Scripture describes this vividly saying “The whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth…” (Rom 8:22).
Human activity and pollution have had a detrimental effect on the earth that we were charged to look after yet it is debatable if we are the sole cause (Gen 2:15). The greenhouse gas emissions concept leading to ‘green laws’ and technologies developed in the hope of protecting ‘Mother Earth’ have created financial gain for some and diverted attention away from the real issue of sin within the human heart. While it can be advantageous to explore renewable sources of energy and reduce our carbon footprint our priority, as Christians, should be proclaiming the gospel, that has the power to save souls, not just the world – that will ultimately be destroyed whereas people live forever, either in heaven or in hell (2 Pet 3:7-12).