Essay about Christians Need to be good Stewards of the Environment

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The well-being of the environment is the responsibility of all people. From the water in the ground, to the air that we breathe and everything in between, is a gift from God, and worthy of preservation. The book of Genesis says, “Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it” (Gen 1:15, New American Standard). It is clear by this passage that God intended for man to not only care and prepare the land for growth, but also to remain faithful in his responsibilities that God had given him. Christians should not neglect their responsibility toward protecting the environment and living a life that exemplifies this cause. David wrote, “The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and …show more content…
There are more and more farmers having to drill wells for irrigation—in order to water their crops when there is a drought, but with this drilling, comes the responsibility to monitor their water usage. The same energy needs to be extended toward keeping the climate as clean as possible. One journal concerning the climate says, “ On the anthropogenic side, the radiative effect of increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases is the most famous, but humans are probably affecting the climate in other ways too. Emissions from industrial and transport activities from aerosols, which can directly scatter sunlight (the direct effect) or can change the optical properties and lifetime of clouds (the indirect effects); burning of biomass emits dark aerosols, which can absorb and scatter sunlight; various types of land use result in different optical and hydrological properties of Earth's surface; and airplane exhaust can produce contrails. All of these anthropogenic and natural forcings have been changing over time: Which is the culprit? Of course, we actually expect all of them to have contributed, but in varying amounts” (Stone et al. 2009). There is always the need to produce more electricity as the population continues to grow. The U.S. Census Bureau states, “Based on the middle-series projections, the Nation's population is projected to increase to 392 million by 2050 -- more than a 50 percent increase from
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