Brian Stelter’s “Reliable Sources” is under fire for a less-than-reliable guest during a segment on climate change Sunday.
The guest on the CNN show was Genevieve Guenther, seemingly there to lend her expertise on global warming. In a clip of the show posted to Twitter, she revealed an “unsettling” statistic.
“The percentage of Americans who hear about climate change once a week in their media diet is about 12 percent,” Guenther said. “So 78 percent of Americans don’t hear about climate change even once a week in their media diets.”
If you’re quicker with math than a supposed climate expert, you’ll notice those numbers don’t even add up to 100.
Poor math seems to be only the beginning of the problems putting Guenther at odds with the show’s promise of reliable sources. In fact, her educational background is more centered around Shakespeare than greenhouse gasses.
It didn’t take Twitter users long to discover the truth behind Guenther’s underwhelming scientific credentials.
Dr. Vive, huh. I wonder what scientific field she studies? pic.twitter.com/opQQ9v5OAG
— BT (@back_ttys) October 16, 2018
her Ph.D. is in Renaissance literature 🤣
— CathleenO (@cmortolani) October 18, 2018
A “reliable source” who isn’t a climate scientist. I wouldn’t even call her proficient in climate science even as a layperson. She’s a doctor of literature.
Holy crap, @brianstelter is nothing but a complete joke!
— Todd White (@hecubus1st) October 18, 2018
Modern environmental science appears more like a circus than an actual field of study. With representatives like Al Gore, it’s tough to get important research taken seriously.
The spokesmen and women aren’t the only problem with the “save the earth” movement, either.
For some, environmental activism seems to be more of a rallying cry against Christian values than a deep concern over the health of the Earth. Practitioners of Gaianism fully embrace this.
Explained by Gaianism.org, the religious philosophy is one “that grants the living Earth (Gaia) its rightful place in the center.”
Even those with a cursory knowledge of Christianity can see the problem here. God is the rightful center of all things.
Our planet is a comparatively small rock floating through an unfathomably expansive universe. This rock isn’t the center of creation. In fact, Earth isn’t even the center of our own solar system.
Looking for God in inanimate objects has been a human flaw from the beginning. The Holy Bible makes God’s law on this very clear, with Exodus 20:3 saying, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
One of God’s first commands listed in the Bible is not for man to worship the earth, but to multiply and “subdue” it (Genesis 1:28).
This is tempered by a respect for God’s creation held by many Christians. Sportsmen employ this in the field, not harvesting more game than they or their family can use. Fishermen do the same in their trade, working to take care of the resources with which God blesses them.
Most have struggled with idolatry in their lives. Whether it’s choosing money, others or the environment over God, the Bible shows this has been a problem since time immemorial.
Thankfully, the solution is plain for all to see.
Christians know salvation can be found in only one place, and it’s not an environmental rally. As Jesus declares in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”
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