Frank Pastore

Claim 1: "Human-Induced Climate Change is Real" – The first of four claims made by the Evangelical Climate Change Initiative (ECI) in a document entitled “Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action” (pdf).
Counter-punch: “The ECI’s "Call to Action" rests on the following four assumptions…(then listed)…All of these assumptions, we shall argue below, are false, probably false, or exaggerated." – The Interfaith Stewardship Alliance responds to the above in a document entitled "A Call to Truth, Prudence, and Pro-tection of the Poor: An Evangelical Response to Global Warming" (pdf).

In the fight between the Christian Left and the Christian Right over man-made global warming, I suggest another Christian option: Look to the end game and just go nuclear.

No, I'm not talking about dropping bunker-busting tactical nuclear devices in Iran (at least not yet), but about pursuing an energy policy that would actually solve our energy problem rather than just postpone it.

Why aren’t we building any more nuclear reactors, especially now? Why do we--almost eagerly--fund our worst enemies? Why are we still so economically--and therefore militarily--vulnerable to Islamofascists like Ahmadinejad?

Answer: For the very same reason we aren’t doing more off-shore drilling or drilling in Anwar, or building more refineries. Because the very same people who are now screaming “The globe is warming! The globe is warming!” don’t want them. They’d prefer having their fear-mongering political wedge issue than actually solving the problem. And because the Democratic Party depends upon such malcontented special interest groups for its political power, we don’t have a solutions-oriented energy policy.

Something is terribly wrong when Brazil, who has achieved energy independence by growing and running its own ethanol, and France, who is getting 80% of their energy from nuclear power, are ahead of us.

Just think: Why do you never hear any real solutions from the Greens other than things like "cap greenhouse emissions" "ratify Kyoto," "institute a windfall profits tax on Big Oil," "use alternative energy," "flush less often," "use different light bulbs," "lower the thermostat," "take a bus to work" or some other proposal that will only end up raising gas to a Euro-pean $5.00 a gallon (or more), hurt the global economy, and leave the world’s poor in worse shape?

Frank Pastore

The Frank Pastore Show is heard in Los Angeles weekday afternoons on 99.5 KKLA and on the web at, and is the winner of the 2006 National Religious Broadcasters Talk Show of the Year. Frank is a former major league pitcher with graduate degrees in both philosophy of religion and political philosophy.
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