Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana exactly 16 years to the day that another massive storm, Katrina, battered the state. Scientific American reports how climate change is making New Orleans and other coastal areas much more vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms.
In their latest and most dire report to date, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible, at least during the present time frame. Read the UN’s report.
Europe has lead the world in efforts to reduce emissions that are linked to climate change, but this summer’s disastrous record floods have intensified calls for action. The Christian Science monitor reports. (Photo: US Geological Survey, public domain)
The intense heat broiling the Pacific Northwest has done apocalyptic damage to the shellfish and other creatures that are not able to withstand high temperatures. Is it a foretaste of the climate disaster to come? Newsweek reports. (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons)
Oregon and Washington are blistering under consecutive days of 100-plus-degree heat. Scientists say it’s the latest deadly effect of climate-change. A chilling post by Scientific American. (Photo: Roberto Rizzato, Creative Commons)
Humans have turned their “dominion” over creation into “domination,” says a blistering editorial in Christianity Today that calls on Evangelicals to listen to the scientists, not the climate-change skeptics, and get behind the effort to save the planet. (Photo: NASA, public domain)
Many believe there’s little to be learned from the Bible about global warming, but Katherine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and Christian disagrees. In this brief video she discusses how Scripture compels us to care. (Check out her Global Weirding series from PBS.) (Photo: Roberto Rizzato, Creative Commons)
Get ready, people of earth. Climate change is real, and unless you are prepared you will suffer. That was the lesson from February’s cold snap that paralyzed the energy delivery systems of Texas. The state endured a similar storm in 2010 but failed to take precautions for “next time.” From Time. (Photo: Marco Verch, Creative […]
Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, youth leader, or pastor, you need tools to address climate anxiety with children and youth. This article, written by psychotherapist Ariella Cook-Shonkoff, offers reasons, talking points, and resources. (Photo © Vibe Images – Fotolia.com)
While 2020 still has more than 350 days left, make a New Year’s resolution to get involved in the fight to help clean up our planet before it’s too late. Take inspiration from this New York Times piece that lists ideas from scores of readers. (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons)