Monday, January 16, 2012

Climate Change becomes the new Evolution for America's Christian Right

According to the Los Angeles Times:
Texas and Louisiana have introduced education standards that require educators to teach climate change denial as a valid scientific position. South Dakota and Utah passed resolutions denying climate change. Tennessee and Oklahoma also have introduced legislation to give climate change skeptics a place in the classroom.
The full article can be found here.

Although it states:
Attacks on evolution come largely from conservative Christians who believe in a literal reading of the biblical creation story. Climate change denial is mostly rooted in political ideology, with foes decrying it as liberal dogma, teachers say. The NCSE's Scott said that made it much harder to use the courts to protect climate science education.
it is known that many evangelical Christians are opposed to action on climate change, including our old friend Grady McMurtry, whose diatribe against "environmental terrorists" can be read here.

For those who are interested in the mainstream Christian view on climate change I would suggest reading Christian Aid's material on Climate Justice.