Vibrant Christian faith is alive and well in the United Kingdom, as Cornwall Alliance’s Dr. E. Calvin Beisner experienced when he spoke on climate change, energy policy, and Christian faith last night (December 14) at Watchorn Methodist Church in Alfreton, Derbyshire, England.
Dr. Beisner was the guest of Answers in Genesis–UK, which hosted the event in conjunction with Rev. John Peters, pastor of Watchorn Church. Alerted to the rare opportunity to hear a view about climate change that differs from the mainstream media drumbeat in the UK just as in the United States, people in the audience had driven as much as three-and-a-half hours to attend. Among them were teachers, workers from several Christian ministries, university students from as far away as the University of Durham (a 2.5-hour drive), and many church members and their families.
Dr. Beisner shared his own testimony of having observed both extreme poverty and the beauty of creation as a child in India, which after his conversion to Christ God used to motivate him to the work that led to the founding of the Cornwall Alliance. He explained the importance of sound science and economics to assessing the nature and magnitude of the risks of manmade climate change and poverty and how best to respond to them. Demonstrating that empirical observations indicate that human activity probably causes less than one-third the global warming alarmists claim based on models, he explained that the risks are far less than claimed, while the “cures” prescribed for it—massive replacement of fossil fuels with wind and solar as energy sources—would trap billions in poverty for generations while pressing millions in developed countries back into it.
A lively question-and-answer session lasted late into the evening, during which people expressed their frustration at British government policies that had forced electricity rates to skyrocket because wind and solar couldn’t supply electricity as cheaply as coal and natural gas—both resources abundant to Great Britain—and at British media that failed to report all sides of the climate-change controversy. Many said they were greatly encouraged to know that the Cornwall Alliance was combining excellent scientific and economic research with solid Biblical worldview and theology to address the problem.
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