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Where the Grass is Greener: Biblical Stewardship vs. Climate Alarmism Review by Debbie Lott

Cornwall Alliance
9302-C Old Keene Mill Road
Burke, VA 22015

Where the Grass is Greener: Biblical Stewardship vs. Climate Alarmism ($12.95) is a DVD produced by the Cornwall Alliance that attempts to separate fact from fiction on the issue of climate change. Over 30 world class scholars, including scientists, energy economists, and policy experts contribute to this challenge to popular opinion about the hazards of climate change. The video would be of most interest to high school students and adults.

First, the presenters discussed how scientific truth is determined by experimentation and data, not by consensus. Thus the statement that “a majority of scientists believe that climate change is real and is caused by human activity” is not a valid scientific argument. One must ask which scientists are expressing this opinion. Are they experts in the field? Were they specially selected because of their preconceived opinions? Are they merely repeating what other scientists and media have stated? Or are they experts who have spent significant time analyzing the data?

The most interesting point made in the presentation was the evidence that governmental policies that claim to lesson man’s effects on the environment actually harm the poor and hungry. Any policies that make fossil fuel energy rarer and more expensive result in more people dying because they cannot afford to heat or cool their homes. They result in people starving because food is less plentiful and more expensive. They prevent third world nations from ever rising out of poverty and becoming a part of the industrial/technological age because inexpensive electricity and transportation are a critical factor in that process. We need to ask ourselves whether people who are suffering now take precedence over the possibility of ill effects in the environment in 50 years.

My teenage daughter and I found this video enlightening, especially on the effects of climate alarmism on the poor and hungry. As Christians, we are called to help “the least of these,” and learning the truth is the first step in taking action. I recommend this video as part of a life skills or science homeschooling course or for any concerned Christian who cares about caring for God’s world and caring for His people.

-Product review by Debbie Lott, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, July, 2018