“If I knew the world was to end tomorrow, I would still plant an apple tree today.” Although there is no record of Martin Luther actually saying these words long attributed to him, a new study finds that forest restoration is the most effective response to climate change. In fact, planting 500 billion trees could remove 25% […]
Want to help scientists understand climate change? Here’s a simple way to involve your faith community as citizen scientists in this Smithsonian Institution crowd-sourcing project studying Ginkgo trees to map climate over time. Might be a good project for your congregation’s youth! (Photo: Skyseeker, Creative Commons)
As many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk for extinction, according to a summary released earlier this week by the United Nations. The massive assessment points to human alterations to the landscape as the cause. The entire 1,500 page report, written by hundreds of international experts, will be published later this year. (Photo: […]
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.
Unchecked carbon dioxide emissions continue to warm the planet, NASA scientists concluded after examining 2017 climate data. The five hottest years ever recorded have occurred since 2010, says NASA. Read the report and check out the video showing global warming trends since 1980. (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons)
This month U.S. federal agencies released a comprehensive climate science report that says “it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century. For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence.” The report is part of the […]
In this 52-minute video, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, the world-renowned climatologist and evangelical Christian, speaks with ministry leaders on about climate change. In separating fact from fiction about climate change, she helps open the path for understanding our proper faith response to the crisis. From CareofCreation.net.
Climate change is being reframed as a moral, religious and spiritual issue. This Yale study explores those perspectives of global warming in six segments of the American public. (Photo © Dmitry Rukhlenko – Fotolia.com)
Scientist and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe explains seven ways that climate change is affecting our health in this article printed in The Huffington Post and why we need to make changes now. (Photo: rambojan iphoneography, Creative Commons)
The climate crisis is an unprecedented emergency. Humanity is careening towards the deaths of billions of people, millions of species, and the collapse of organized civilization. How we react to the climate crisis will shape centuries and millennia to come. Given the stakes, and the extremely short timetable, it is imperative that we strive to maximize the efficacy of our actions. We need to enter “emergency mode.” Faith-based organizations can help. (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons)