Sen. Inhofe, the Bible and Global Warming

JISHOU, HUNAN — I visit Dispatches from the Culture Wars almost every day, and today commented on a report about Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), who is convinced that not only is global warming a lot of hooey, but that God has everything under control, so we humans needn’t worry at all. In an interview with Voice of Christian Youth America, Inhofe repeated his claim that anthropic global warming is all a hoax. He gave as his reason: Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous. At Dispatches, there was a lot of commentary about how knuckleheaded this reasoning is, and I added to the discussion with a rejoinder that I think is so good I am repeating it here. If you read Genesis carefully (and not human chauvinistically), it’s important to note that God created humans last, and told them to be ...
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