Conservative Christians launch skeptical climate campaign
Conservative religious leaders have launched a “We Get It!” campaign that just goes to prove that saying something doesn’t make it so. The campaign aims to gather a million signatures on a petition opposing climate-change action, with the argument that tackling global warming will hurt the world’s poor. “Our stewardship of creation must be based on Biblical principles and factual evidence,” says the petition. “We face important environmental challenges, but must be cautious of claims that our planet is in peril from speculative dangers like man-made global warming.” The campaign is in large part a response to the Evangelical Climate Initiative, which urges climate-fighting legislation and notes that global warming ain’t exactly going to be a party for the impoverished. So far, the We Get It! petition has less than 100 signers, but those include such climate-savvy luminaries as Focus on the Family Chair James Dobson and Sens. James Inhofe and Tom Coburn (both R-Okla.).