I am a rock, I am an island

by The Editor

Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.

The person responsible for the uneducated statement, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), is also the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on the Environment. In the interview, Inhofe did not mention he has received $1,352,523 in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry, including $90,950 from Koch Industries.

The island nations of Kiribati and the Republic of Marshall Islands beg to differ from the senator.

The Associated Press reports, “Kiribati President Anote Tong told The Associated Press on Friday that his Cabinet this week endorsed a plan to buy nearly 6,000 acres on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. He said the fertile land, being sold by a church group for about $9.6 million, could be insurance for Kiribati’s entire population of 103,000, though he hopes it will never be necessary for everyone to leave.”

The Republic of Marshall Islands is similarly desperate, hiring private consulting firms to scape a doomsday scenario.

Philly.com reports, “Though it is independent, its defense is ensured by the United States under a Compact of Free Association that permits America to maintain a large naval base on Kwajalein Atoll, and allows Marshallese to freely emigrate to the United States. In recent years, almost 8,000 have moved to Arkansas to work at chicken-processing plants and other jobs.

“A wholesale relocation of Marshallese to the United States would be possible if it became necessary.”

Really, all of the Republic’s sixty-seven thousand citizens should relocate to Oklahoma and vote Sen. Inhofe out of a job.