Many Evangelical environmentalists prefer terms such as "creation care" or "stewardship of creation" instead of environmentalism. The main reason for this is to emphasize that human relationship to the environment is about more than just the environment per se, it is fundamentally about our relationship as creatures to a Creator. Also, some Evangelical environmentalists use these terms to avoid being lumped in with the political left.
In January 2006, a group of high-profile evangelicals opposed to the Evangelical Climate Initiative's stance issued a letter to the National Association of Evangelicals which stated that "global warming is not a consensus issue, and our love for the Creator and respect for His creation does not require us to take a position."
Those Evangelicals that support environmentalism were surprised and delighted when influential televangelist Pat Robertson changed his stance on global warming. In October 2005, Robertson accused the Evangelical Climate Initiative of teaming up with "far-left environmentalists," but in the summer of 2006 on his 700 Club television show, Robertson stated that "they're making a convert out of me." He also said "We really need to address the burning of fossil fuels. If we are contributing to the destruction of this planet, we need to do something about it."
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