As wildfires were eating away at Colorado and New Mexico last month, Katharine Hayhoe, a Christian geoscience professor at Texas Tech University, said in a column for Sojourners that “the answer is clear: God has given us the freedom and the ability to make choices. These choices have consequences.”
Hayhoe, who described friends praying fervently that their homes would be saved, recently co-authored a study published in Ecosphere that connected energy choices, such as coal-burning electricity, to climate change and ultimately an increased risk of wildfire in the western U.S.
Choices do have consequences. Her friends chose to build homes in the middle of an incendiary device known as pine forest, and their houses burned down.
Shutting down the national power grid will not stop the natural forest cycle from occurring. Katherine appears to have the critical thinking skills of a rhubarb root.
What exactly is a Christian geoscience professor? I missed that class when I was in college.