A Biblical Perspective on Humanity’s Relationship to the Biosphere

by Craig Idso, Ph.D.  

Dr. Idso is the author of several published peer-reviewed scientific articles and books, the most recent of which, The Many Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment, details 55 ways in which the modern rise in atmospheric CO2 is benefiting earth’s biosphere.  He is the CEO of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change.

Stewardship and Sustainable Development in a World of Rising Atmospheric CO2

Summary: Protecting the environment has become a key consideration in almost all that we do; for it is put forth as a self-evident fact that being good to the Earth is the only way to ensure that our children and grandchildren will inherit a world that provides equal or greater opportunities and resources than that in which we now live. But who decides what is right and what is wrong in this regard? For a sizable segment of earth’s population, such answers are found in the Bible. Comprised of writings dating back thousands of years, this sacred book serves as an ethical compass for people of numerous faiths. It records historical events that reach back to the world’s beginnings, and contains prophetic writings that foretell the world’s future. But does the Bible cast any light on society’s stewardship role with respect to the environment and the other forms of life with which we share the planet? This question must be seriously considered; for if it does, that light would be incredibly important, as it would have to be acknowledged as coming from God Himself. And who is better qualified to settle differences among earth’s many life forms than He who created and placed them here?

Click HERE to read the article, which addresses:  Stewardship and the Preservation of SpeciesSustainable Development in Ancient IsraelThe Preeminent Environmental Dilemma of Our DayWhere is Wisdom?What About Righteousness?and The Face of the Future. 

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Gilbert, Arizona Scientist Weighs in on Climate Change

Dr. Craig D. Idso is the lead editor and scientist for the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC).  In response to the recent hysteria expressed by Senator Barbara Boxer and Secretary of State John Kerry, he wrote and published an Op-Ed in Breitbart titled Dueling Climate Reports.   

Dr. Idso has been studying the effects of C02 for several years and updates his website C02 Science with new studies and research on a weekly basis.

In Dueling Climate Reportshe throws cold water on the hotheads who are running around waving their arms in the air. 

"To borrow a telling phrase from their report, the UN sees nothing but “death, injury, and disrupted livelihoods” everywhere it looks—as do Senator Boxer, Secretary Kerry, and others.  Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts demonstrates that life on Earth is not suffering from rising temperatures and atmospheric CO2 levels. Citing reams of real-world data, it offers solid scientific evidence that most plants actually flourish when exposed to both higher temperatures and greater CO2 concentrations. In fact, it demonstrates that the planet’s terrestrial biosphere is undergoing a great greening, which is causing deserts to shrink and forests to expand, thereby enlarging and enhancing habitat for wildlife. And much the same story can be told of global warming and atmospheric CO2 enrichment’s impacts on terrestrial animals, aquatic life, and human health."

Dr. Idso goes on: 

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Record Low Temperatures Across the USA

"A bitterly cold air mass spread across the western states and into the Plains and Midwest during the first week of December. One of the coldest temperatures recorded happened the morning of Saturday, Dec. 7, when the temperature in Jordan, Mont. dropped as low as -42!

"In some cities, the frigid air mass has been the coldest seen in years or has broken daily record lows. 

"Here are a few examples:

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