Human Flourishing: Energy, CO2, and Food | Stars, Cells, and God ep22

Join Pat McGuire and Hugh Ross as they discuss the science behind human flourishing, energy, CO2, and food and the theological and philosophical implications.

Genesis 1:28 tells us to subdue the earth and rule over every living thing. How do we balance energy and food needs in light of CO2 emissions? What does the climate change data show? What actions should we take, or not take, to be good stewards of planet Earth? How do these issues point to the reality of God’s existence?

Pat and Hugh discuss these important questions in this episode of Stars, Cells, and God.


“U.S. Inflation Hits Food Staples Hardest,” Katharina Buchholz,

“Empirical Evidence of Declining Global Vulnerability to Climate-Related Hazards,” Giuseppe Formetta and Luc Feyen,

“Global Disasters: A Remarkable Story of Science and Policy Success,” Roger Pielke Jr.,

“US Annual Tornado Death Tolls, 1875-Present,” Harold Brooks,

“US Tornado Damage 1950 to 2021,” Roger Pielke Jr.,

“Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis,”

“Arctic Sea Ice Decline,”

“Global Troposphere Temperatures,” Roy Spencer,

“Hooray! Some Scientists Honestly Reporting That Climate Models Run ‘Too Hot’,” Anthony Watts,

“Global Warming–So What?,”

“The Countries Reliant on Nuclear Power,” Anna Fleck,

Additional Resource:

Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas—Not Less, Alex Epstein,