Environment

Cooling trend

Environment | Global warming's the hot topic, but one climate scientist exposes dissension in the expert ranks. "We wonder if we've oversold the science"
by Becky Perry
Posted 2/17/07, 12:00 am

The global warming debate heated up again on Feb. 2 when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that warming is "unequivocal" and that human activity is "very likely" the cause of increasing temperature, melting ice caps, and rising sea levels. The fourth IPCC report capped a solid month of publicity and momentum for the global warming movement:

First the internet buzz about drowning Arctic polar bears and premature cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.-never mind the bitter cold snap that descended on the capital last week.

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Red light, green light

Environment | Global warming initiative highlights evangelical gridlock
by Mark Bergin
Posted 2/25/06, 12:00 am

Prominent evangelicals are taking positions on opposite sides of the global warming debate, leveraging theological and pastoral authority in a fierce tug-of-war for the minds of the undecided. At one end are religious figures Rick Warren and Ted Haggard, who contend that imminent human suffering from dramatic climate change demands urgent preventative measures. At the other end are James Dobson and Chuck Colson, who argue that such projections are far from certain.

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Love thy neighbor, love the neighborhood

Environment | Debate over global warming heats up among evangelicals
by Mark Bergin
Posted 8/06/05, 12:00 am

Glaciers are melting. Sea levels are rising. Coral reefs are bleaching. And summer months are scorching. Since the 1980s, numerous environmental organizations have used such claims to push an agenda that would make life harder for the U.S. poor and for those with large families who need large vehicles. Now, with sincere evangelicals lining up on both sides, the environmental debate is getting even hotter.

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