Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Green of Being Green Considered Once Again

Our roommate Evan Hansen e-mailed me this link to one of the You Tube TED series of speakers after reading about my skepticism about Global Warming, which is combined with my interest in ecology. This is a nice 17 minute ditty by Economist Bjorn Lomborg.


evan said...

I haven't thought about it enough, but initially I have a hunch that this may show that caring for others (the ethical imperative) also just so happens to be the best thing for us economically. Yet another example of the economics of the Kingdom of God.

Pastor Phil said...

Hey Evan,

As a simple consideration I tend to agree. Yet I know that there are cheap ways to do things which are not best for the world, or others, and I do not want to fall into the error of living by the bottom line.

evan said...

I couldn't agree more. It's just kind of neat when someone says the bottom line equals the common good. It almost has an apologetic, common grace, sort of ring to it. It seems to be another way to communicate the idea that God made this world to work in a certain way and then we screw it up with our selfishness.