Why Neil deGrasse Tyson Poses a Direct Threat to Creationists Pushing Climate Change Suicide


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Creationists believe we have a responsibility to be, “good stewards of the earth God created, protecting both planet and people from preventable destruction.” Yet when asked about climate change and if mankind should do what we can to prevent it, Elizabeth Mitchell of the creationist group Answers in Genesis (AiG) says the answer is “no.”

By Dan ArelAlternet

This response stems from this week’s Cosmos episode in which Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the scientific fact that climate change is happening and that humans are the driving force, and therefore we must be the solution.

Yet, if creationists think we must be good stewards to the earth they believe God created, why wouldn’t they work to save it? Well, Mitchell explains:

“The repercussions of drastic action would hurt a lot of people, especially the poorer among us. Therefore, if the problem is not perilous, man-made, or man-fixable, a worldwide civilization overhaul is neither necessary nor advisable. We must be sure of our facts. And those ‚facts‘ are neither as easy to come by nor as clear to interpret as Dr. Tyson claims.”

This is false. If you happen to care about the scientific method and peer-reviewed scientific studies, you will see that 99 percent of scientists worldwide agree the climate change we are dealing with is in fact man-made.

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