Operation Noah offers a list of actions, ranging from beginner to advanced, to educate and equip congregants to become more engaged with environmental stewardship issues, including climate change. Visit Operation Noah’s website and download a PDF for use in your context! (Photo: Michael Livsey, Creative Commons)
Much faster than expected, oceans are warming and sea levels are rising. This spells big trouble not only for millions who live in coastal areas, but for the planet in general. This article from The Guardian gives a good overview, as well as links to other authoritative reports. (Photo: Rambojan Iphoneography, Creative Commons,)
Unless drastic action is taken to curb climate change our earth and economy will suffer severe damage, a report by 13 federal agencies warns. The 1,656-page report is the latest assessment of scientists that predicts dire consequences. Click above for the New York Times article. Click here for a study guide. (Photo: rambojan iphoneography, Creative […]
Why is California burning up with wildfires of historic proportions? The Union of Concerned Scientists sees a direct link between climate change and the wildfires that have plagued the western United States. And they warn that it’s only going to get worse unless we get wise. Use this infographic to help folks understand. (Photo: U.S. […]
The Lutheran World Federation is urging members to raise their voices and take action after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report that warned of dire consequences by 2040 if the world does not address greenhouse gas emissions. Read the statement and click on the link to the IPCC report. (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons)
There is compelling scientific evidence that devastating Hurricane Florence is not a fluke of nature, but rather the result of climate change. Axios does a wonderful job of reporting and linking to the studies that paint an overall picture of weather gone wild. (Photo: Roberto Rizzato, Creative Commons)
Wildfires in the West, flooding in the East, record temperatures around the world. 2018 is shaping up to be one of the hottest years on record, and scientists project things will get only worsex And yet 2018’s crises show just how unprepared we are for climate change. From the New York Times. (Photo: Takver, Creative […]
It’s an all-around win when a church becomes a “Cool Congregation” to save energy, cut greenhouse gas emissions and free up money in the process. Interfaith Power & Light’s “Cool Congregation” program can show you how to mobilize God’s people to get involved in caring for God’s creation. (Photo: Michael Coghlan, Creative Commons)
“God never intended for us to use his creation in the destructive way that we do today,” writes Jennifer Belknap, a sophomore at the University of Portland (OR), in ChristianityToday. Her deeply personal essay explores the state of God’s creation and what we can do to help as individuals or churches. What can YOU do?
Check out Quartz’s inspirational profile of Katherine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian and director of the Climate Science Center of Texas Tech University. A worldwide lecturer on how humans are changing the planet, Hayhoe speaks prophetically about how our faith calls us to care for the planet. And like all prophets, she gets pushback.