Sometimes Christians hear apocalyptic news about climate change and feel a distinct urge to change the channel. I empathize with that instinct – the people releasing these reports are not always unbiased or even trustworthy. But it’s not controversial to say that Christians should care about the planet. After all, that’s what we were created to do.
Rhetoric about climate change is particularly damaging to younger Americans who have “fragile psyches.” I’m not using that description in any disparaging way. According to the NIH, one-third of all kids between the ages 13 and 18 experience an anxiety disorder.