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Friday, October 31, 2008

The Steward of Creation

I began to consider the imminent aftermath of global warming and climate change seriously, after I watched a film documentary by former US Vice president Al Gore- “The Inconvenient Truth” a couple of years ago. The documentary defined the details of the theory intelligently and gave convincingly accurate calculations. It called for drastic actions that would mean getting out of economic comfort zones. It would be important for the nations of the world to reformulate industrial policies into earth-friendly economic strategies without sacrificing growth and energy security at the same time.

In fact, just last October 25, 2008, forty-five world leaders in the Seventh Asia-Europe Meeting held in China, signed the Beijing Declaration on sustainable development and vowed not to lose track of the other global issues such as climate change, food security and regional security. Indeed, combating the effects of climate change had become a worldwide subject of cooperation.

A painting of the Creation of Adam by Michael Angelo at the Sistine Chapel

In the book of Genesis 1:1, we read, “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” Then in verse 31, we read, “And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good”. God had made everything good and then he put man in charge. God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth” (Gen 1:26). God gave man the dominion and power to preserve the earth, his own transient habitation. Ironically, it seemed that along the years, the steward of creation had become its foremost destructor.

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