By Sarah Pride
Patrick Henry College
The question of global warming is raising the pressure of politics across the world. Just as during the “Little Ice Age” that ended in the nineteenth century, the world is likely to encounter unpredictable, undesirable weather patterns in the near future. Believing that every American should be aware of the true issues at stake in current environmental debates, Patrick Henry College and the Cornwall Alliance are partnering for a free Global Warming Symposium on the PHC campus, October 18, from 8:30am to noon. Three members of the Cornwall Alliance, Drs. E. Calvin Beisner, Roy W. Spencer, and Kenneth W. Chilton, will lecture on the scientific, economic, and ethical underpinnings of the issue.
Peter Schellhase, a senior Government major at PHC, interned at the Cornwall Alliance over the summer, where he gained the vision to organize this event at the College.
“This accomplishes a goal of PHC—to become an educational resource for Christians interested in contemporary issues,” he says. “[Global warming] is the question of the day, politically. It has implications not only for immediate policies, but also for longer-ranging issues, because of the philosophical underpinnings.”
The College thoroughly endorses the event. Dr. Graham Walker, PHC President, says, “Climate change is an extraordinarily complex matter, and familiarity with the empirical science underlying this issue is crucial, as is Biblical judgment distinguishing plain moral truths from ambiguous and disputable public policy opinions. Our symposium event will help Christians sort this out.”
In order to attend, just show up on the Patrick Henry College campus on the morning of October 18 and follow the Events signs to PHC’s Town Hall.