Getting Warmer: Thoughts on Climate Change

Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem by David Roberts

We’ve been here before.  No, we Christians haven’t been on our planet with the air and oceans as warm as they are now.  Nor have any of us alive seen such occurrences of heavy rain and drought as we currently have.  Neither have we Christians been on our earth with such high concentrations of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.  These conditions are all unprecedented.  Where we Christians have been is in a “period of anguish in which there was no sense of an assured future,” as historian Barbara Tuchman put it.   And we’ve been there not just in the 14th century, about which Tuchman wrote, but in a much earlier time.   And for our Hebrew forbears in the faith, this time must have seemed the end of the world as they knew it. Continue reading