I was out playing golf with a good friend yesterday afternoon. The temperature was hovering close to 100. I like it like that -- but it's only mid-April!
For a long time, I was skeptical of the global warming proponents. And while I do believe there are extremists in every political position, I am beginning to wonder if we humans are affecting our planet's environment adversely. Or, is it just a cyclical adjustment -- and we are simply going through a hot, dry pattern for a few years? Certainly there have been similar ones in the past. My father-in-law has told me many times about how desperately dry it was back in the early to mid 50s.
We have certainly been blessed by some great human inventions: the automobile, for example. On the top of my list would be air conditioning. And I am grateful for them all. However, as stewards of this planet, I do believe God holds us accountable to use good judgment and discernment. Instead of thinking only of our own comfort and ease, we ought to be taking steps to leave future generations a better planet.
Again, I don't know exactly where the truth is in the debate over global warming. I wish we could really trust the "experts." But both extremes have "experts" shouting totally different messages. I do think it would be unwise to simply close our eyes and ears to the warnings.