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)
The hardest part of staring any endeavor is just that … starting! To help get your congregation take the first (or second) step in the green movement, the folks at Eco-Justice Ministries have compiled great resources. (Photo © keller, Fotolia.com)
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)
There are dozens of things you can do to reduce energy use AND lower your utility bills. The folks at Lutherans Restoring Creation have put together this handy checklist of tips to save energy throughout the house. (Photo: Anton Fromkin, Creative Commons)
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)
Multiple environmental crises present existential threats to our planet. Educate and motivate God’s people by designating an “Earth Sunday” or “Creation Sunday.” With Earth Day, April 22, falling on a Thursday, either Sunday of April 18 or 25 (or both!) would be perfect. Here are resources!