by Judith Curry
The previous thread on “Understanding conservative religious resistance to climate change” generated over 800 comments that is still active, so I thought I should start a new thread on this general topic. Some of you complained that only one perspective was presented, that of Dr. Gushee. This post addresses the other side.
An article in the New York Times Green Blog appeared on Dec 30, entitled “An Evangelical Backlash Against Environmentalism.” The Cornwall Alliance has released a 12-part educational video series entitled “Resisting the Green Dragon,” that warns Christians against the dangers of environmentalism.
Keith Kloor has posted on this topic at Collide-a-scape, discussing the saga of Richard Cizik, who was formerly the political lobbyist for the National Association of Evangelicals. (note: I met Cizik at the same retreat in 2006 that I met Gushee).
Kloor states that “The battle (over global warming) between competing conservative evangelical camps is one to watch in 2011.”