While I fully understand and seek to fulfill the God-given responsibility of being stewards of His creation, I cannot stand the annual ritual of Earth Day and its barrage of associated enviro-fascist propaganda. The entire event smacks of fulfillment of scripture:
…They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen – Romans 1:25
This “love your mother (earth)” effort to meet our inborn spiritual needs with an alternate faith apart from God has all the trappings of its own religion: holidays (like today and Earth Hour), rituals, and most important of all: prophets. But since we’re always bombarded with cries “the science is settled,” it’s worth noting these apocalyptic prophets’ predictions around 1970 (the start of ‘Earth Day’):
“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist
“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist
There’s plenty more at the link above. Don’t get me wrong: I’m glad our society became more cognizant of how industrialization impacted our ecology, and that we took steps to mitigate that. What I don’t appreciate is the constant Chicken Little “The Sky Is Falling” doomsaying that always points to the same solution set: more collectivist action, government empowerment and the curtailment of individual freedoms. Nor do I appreciate the fact that many of the loudest, most obnoxious voices on this issue seem to have no qualm with living lifestyles with far larger “carbon footprints” than most people will ever be able to achieve. Or that there are always more calls for America to live a more primitive, monastic life in order to save the world, while countries like China and India — with far more dire conditions — are much more rarely mentioned.
As for the “prophets” themselves, God’s word had a very specific penalty for those in ancient Israel whose prophecies failed to bear out. Good thing for their modern counterparts we live in the age of Grace.
That doesn’t mean we can’t still shun and mock them, while quietly going about our own lives in the most responsible way we can.