A divinely scientific solution to climate change

Climate change has become a heated issue because of the contentious disagreements about the nature of the problem and the potential solutions. So, as I considered this subject, I knew I had to approach it not only as an engineering professor, but much more so as a Christian Scientist. Christian Science shows that we are never without a definite solution; in fact, it points to truly scientific solutions. It gives the Christianly scientific perspective, resting as it does on the order of all creation as established and maintained by God, divine Love itself, and God’s law of universal harmony.

The textbook of Christian Science written by Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, explains that material existence is completely mental. While there is mounting empirical evidence—particularly in the realm of quantum physics—as to the importance of mental causes, Mrs. Eddy discovered, through the Bible and divine revelation, that matter is simply a false construct of mortal consciousness. She makes this point throughout Science and Health, as in this statement: “Matter, or body, is but a false concept of mortal mind. This so-called mind builds its own superstructure, of which the material body is the grosser portion; but from first to last, the body is a sensuous, human concept” (p. 177 ).

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