Thousands of plants, many of which certainly contain elements for healing medicines or nourishing food, are in danger of extinction from climate change and habitat loss, says the U.K.’s Royal Botanic Gardens. The study calls for plant conservation and stepped up research to identify plants before its too late. The BBC reports. (Photo: U.S. Forest […]
Now more than ever it’s time to help God’s people understand the responsibility humans have to care for God’s wonderful, perfect creation. This five-session study guide for congregations can help. Prepared by the National Council of Churches, posted on Interfaith Power & Light’s website.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and the first fully digital celebration thanks to COVID-19. As long as your faith community is gathering online, why not host an Earth Day teach-in about climate change? Visit the Earth Day website for this and many more helpful resources. (Photo: Kate Ter Haar, Creative Commons)
Dr. Katherine Hayhoe is a professor and co-director the Climate Center at Texas Tech University. She is also an evangelical Christian. In this OpEd piece recently printed in The New York Times, she explains why her faith compels her when it comes to climate change, who will bear the brunt of the change, and why […]
“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 […]