Monthly Archives: August 2015

Record Fire Season in the US: It’s a Systems Problem

When God created the world, He did so in a highly organized, highly intentional way.  He knew what He was doing and He created a fantastically beautiful, amazingly well organized world.  He used systems to organize this world and make it sustainable–our atmospheric system, our hydrospheric system (all the surface water on the planet), our […]

Muslims Join: The Religious Coalition Against Global Warming Just Doubled In Size

There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, and today many Muslim religious leaders issued a joint statement from a meeting in Turkey calling on all Muslims but especially on developed countries to lead the switch to renewable fuels and reduce CO2 emissions so that global warming does not cross the 2C threshold.  Their argument […]

The World’s Oceans In Disarray–What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Take a good, hard look at the image below.  It is a representation of sea-surface temperature anomalies the world over (“sea” in this case including large lakes).  I count eight serious things that are wrong with this picture, and I’ll take a few minutes to describe what they are and how they are impacting human society […]

The Environment, the End Times, and the Pope’s Encyclical — An Analysis

How does the steadily accelerating decline in the earth’s system’s (our atmosphere, hydrosphere, etc.) fit into end-time scenarios as Adventists understand them?  How does the Pope’s recent environmental encyclical fit into the overall scenario?  Is there a scenario that makes sense out of what we see unfolding? I recently spoke at the Northern New England […]