Air Date: January 22, 2015
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Dr. E. Calvin Beisner
Dr. E. Calvin Beisner is the founder and national spokesman of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. He is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing on the application of biblical worldview, theology and ethics to economics, environmental stewardship, political philosophy, public policy and apologetics. Dr. Beisner has testified as an expert witness on the theology, ethics, science and economics of climate change policy before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.
This broadcast began with Jim mentioning how the U.N. is showing scary videos about climate change disasters that could happen in 2050. Dr. Beisner noted that what’s so ironic about this is that if they’re showing the videos now, the disasters they’re predicting have to be already happening which means they’re not the result of any climate change that happens between now and 2050.
Dr. Beisner informed listeners that there has been no increase in the observed frequency or intensity of any kind of severe weather events over the period of alleged, man-made global warming. In fact, as far as hurricanes are concerned, the U.S. is in the longest period on record since the last landfall of a category 3 or higher hurricane in the Atlantic basin.
One of the highlights of the program was an audio clip from Secretary of State John Kerry who recently claimed that confronting climate change is a responsibility laid down in Scripture and that the U.S., along with Muslim nations, share a stewardship perspective as it pertains to the earth.
Dr. Beisner pointed out that Muslim countries have environmental disasters taking place far worse than anything we have going on in the Western world. This is due to the fact that Islamic societies do not generate governments that respect private property, personal liberties and that are responsive to democratic forces.
In its own materials regarding attempts to cut power plant carbon dioxide emissions by 30% by 2030, the EPA acknowledges that this would only reduce global average temperatures by two-hundredths of a degree Celsius. This effort would come at a cost of about 50 billion dollars per year while reducing total employment in the U.S. by about 250,000. In addition the reduction in carbon dioxide would reduce the earth’s crop yields, an effect that would be very harmful to the poor.
Dr. Beisner also provided background to the latest Cornwall Alliance declaration for the protection of the poor, John Kerry’s flawed science regarding greenhouse gasses, how current global warming philosophies lead to rising energy prices, his call to action for all Christians and much more.
To see the declaration called–Protect the Poor: Ten Reasons to Oppose Harmful Climate Change Policies go to www.cornwallalliance.org