Global Warming Policies Affect the Poor
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. “
Burning fuel for heat and cooking in developing countries could be harmful to health. In many cases, dwellings may not have chimneys. Add to this the fact that the scarcity of other fuels may result in people, for example, burning animal and human excrement, with health hazards resulting from the process.
Most developing countries would be in a position to establish electrical power grids, which would vastly improve health conditions. However, what fuel would be used to generate the electricity? Many developing countries have large coal reserves, which they would like to exploit in order to emulate the development of Western countries. Their development would be better than that of the west, given that pollutants released in coal burning, such as sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxides, are, today, easy to remove. So what prevents such countries from rapid development? The answer is global warming policies imposed by international bodies, such as the UN. Such bodies are fearful of the possible increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide and therefore apply restrictions on the development of coal-fired power plants. This prevents such countries from industrial development and leaves large numbers of people trapped in poverty. Yet, as we have previously discussed on Creation Moments, these regulations are based on false science, which has nevertheless become the accepted standard.
Those who claim a biblical concern for the poor should note that so-called green policies trap much of the world’s population in a poverty cycle.
Prayer: Father, help us to have Your concern for the poor, who Your word says will always be among us. Amen.
Author: Paul F. Taylor
Ref: Protect the Poor: Ten Reasons to Oppose Harmful Climate Change Policies, < https://cornwallalliance.org/landmark-documents/protect-the-poor-ten-reasons-to-oppose-harmful-climate-change-policies/ >, accessed 6/24/2019. Image: Adobe Stock Images, licensed to author.
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