In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Gen 1:1). So, the earth was created by God. Gen. 1 describes just how God went about creating waht we know to be the earth. Verse 31 says “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. …”
Everything God made was good, God confirmed it to be so and after He had made everything good, He gave it to us to…..Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:28
What then have we done to the earth?
The earth was created for humanity and as such we have a responsibility to take care of it.
The question arises: have we done a good job?
With climate change affecting what we know to be standard seasons, famines and extremes of weather, the answer seems quiet obvious. NO.
Now after so much damage, world leaders are coming together to agree on a strategy to reduce climate change.
French President Francois Hollande says he is proud of the commitments of nearly 200 countries that have adopted the Paris agreement.
The deal stipulates that these nations will work together to cut and then eliminate greenhouse gas pollution. it aims to keep global temperatures from rising another degree Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) between now and 2100.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the deal “important.” He said Israel has an interest, like other countries, in slowing down global warming if not halting it altogether.
In order to eliminate greenhouse gas pollutions, Israel will move toward renewable energy sources, cleaner technology and more public transport. “We have a lot of steps to do and we are doing it now,” he added.
China, the world’s biggest source of climate-changing gases, was blamed for obstructing the last high-level climate talks in Copenhagen in 2009. This time around they quickly agreed to the pact.
China pushed for a deal because of its own environmental challenges and because the effects of climate change are becoming clearer each year, said Jiang Kejun, senior researcher at the Energy Research Institute under the National Development and Reform Commission, China’s top economic planning agency.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said that China’s push for a successful conclusion to the Paris negotiations “fully shows that China is dealing with climate change issues as a responsible big country.”
President Obama said the agreement offers “the best chance to save the one planet we have”.
In a statement delivered from the Cabinet Room, Obama says no nation could solve the problem of climate change alone, and he warns that even if all the goals are met the world is only on its way to reducing carbon in the atmosphere.
The agreement does not impose sanctions on countries that do not support the deal.