The Human Body and Climate Change
So God created man in His own image;
in the image of God He created him;
male and female He created them.
“While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Winter and summer,
And day and night
Shall not cease.”
Many of you may not see a connection between these two verses, yet they should both be considered in light of an article that has crossed my desk. Without a doubt we are designed and created in His image. We were also designed and created to live on this planet, Earth. It was given to us to study, understand, and conserve. There are many people in the world that are convinced that the world is not cyclical in its climate change, but rather it is happening because of human pressure. Since the Flood our planet has been, and will continue to, cycle it’s climate, either through God-designed components within our ecosystem and/or through outside pressures of our designed sun. However, there is a professor from New York University, S. Matthew Liao, that believes we should re-engineer us, humans, to address climate change.
Liao suggests that we could take a pill that would drive us away from eating meat and thus cut down on meat consumption, production, and the methane gas from livestock that is killing our climate. Another pill might alter our perception of climate change with increased empathy for our environment, leading to positive views on restrictions and behavior modification. This professor doesn’t stop with pharmaceuticals – he makes suggestions for genetic modifications to humans. He proposes genetic engineering of humans to give birth to smaller people that consume less resources, hence less climate change. Or another bright idea of professor Liao would be to genetically modify us to have cat-like eyes, because with cat-like eyes we would need much less light to see and thus use less energy which means less climate change, or so he claims.
 Andersen, R. How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change. The Atlantic. Posted on theatlantic.com March 12, 2012