Another day, another person attempting to give us the “moral” case for Believing in Hotcoldwetdry and Doing Something
Reagan told us that the phrase came from a Puritan leader, John Winthrop, who quoted Jesus as his boat was nearing the New World: “We shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us.” In what has become a season of vastly different visions for American greatness, these words deserve reconsideration today.
Winthrop’s vision demanded a profound sense of moral duty and obligation. It’s time to heed this call and live up to our responsibilities, to move into a sustainable future for America’s kids and all God’s children. To do so, we need to reckon with the driving force of the U.S. economy for the past century: fossil fuels.
To be “pro-life” is to care deeply about the great moral challenge of climate change, as climate disruptions impact each child of God in every nation. No one is left out. Food and water scarcity are made worse across the developing world. Sea-level rise, increased asthma, and disease carrying insects across the U.S. are just a few of the other climate-related impacts.
Here’s the first problem: the writer, Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox, fails to provide proof that Mankind is mostly/solely responsible for the current Holocene warm period. Without proof, there is no “moral” reason to take action. Of course, Hescox is part of groups that may have some conservative leanings, such as being pro-life, they also push leftist stuff, like ‘climate change’, social justice, are pro-illegal alien, some are pro-gay marriage, etc.
The good news is that overcoming climate change presents us with a tremendous opportunity to create a better world. In order to realize it, we must end the partisanship and dump the denial. The scientific debate about climate change is over. We might not know all the particulars about how quickly the oceans will rise, but the causation is clear. One only has to open a window to know that our environment has changed.
But, that provides no scientific proof of causation. If I look at my window and see the sun rising later and later and setting earlier and earlier, is that proof of anthropogenic climate change?
To overcome climate change and be that shining city on a hill, each of us must take responsibility for our energy use. Through public policies, we must act to price carbon and address the market’s failure to count all costs, and we must invest in research and development to create sustainable progress powered by ever-improving clean technology.
More government, more taxation, more control of people’s lives. How is that moral? Especially when Warmists cannot even prove their assertion of AGW?
Oh, and he’s apparently super thrilled with fascist Warmist Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
— Mitch Hescox (@mitch_at_EEN) October 17, 2016