Category: Climate Change: The science, theology, and implications

Published: 05 November 2019 By William J. Ripple, Christopher Wolf, Thomas M. Newsome, William R. Moomaw Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is.” On the basis of this obligation and the graphical indicators presented below, we declare, with more than 11,000 scientist […]

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Environmental Protection Agency, 2015 Weather and climate play a significant role in people’s health. Changes in climate affect the average weather conditions that we are accustomed to. Warmer average temperatures will lead to hotter days and more frequent and longer heat waves. This could increase the number of heat-related illnesses and deaths. Increases in the […]

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The Center for Naval Analysis The Center for Naval Analysis’ (CNA) Military Advisory Board (MAB) is a distinguished group of retired senior flag and general officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard who study the nexus between national security, climate change, and energy security, and work to inform and educate […]

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NASA According to NASA data, 2016 was the warmest year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. The 10 warmest years in the 140-year record all have occurred since 2005, with the six warmest years being the six most recent years. Credit: NASA/NOAA. Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that […]

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Climate News Network Published on 26/09/2016, Climate Home By Paul Brown Professor Peter Wadhams says peers are failing in their duty, and warns China is planning huge land grabs as warming hits crop production China is protecting itself against future food supply problems caused by climate change by buying or leasing large tracts of land […]

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The New York Times Dec. 8, 2020 By Henry Fountain “There is no reason to think that in 30 years much of anything will be as it is today,” one of the editors of a new report on the Arctic climate said. The Arctic continued its unwavering shift toward a new climate in 2020, as […]

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The Guardian (UK) As the UN sits down for its annual climate conference this week, many experts believe we have passed the point of no return December 2, 2018 by Robin McKie On Sunday morning (December 2nd) hundreds of politicians, government officials and scientists will gather in the grandeur of the International Congress Centre in Katowice, […]

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Conservative pundits who tout land management as the main issue fail to see the big picture Scientific American  October 29, 2020 By Rebecca Miller, Katharine Mach, and Chris Field AS THE TOLL FROM CALIFORNIA’S WILDFIRES GROWS HIGHER YEAR AFTER YEAR, the state’s future appears fiery and hazy with smoke. For conservative columnists like Ben Shapiro, Niall […]

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World’s moral leaders are throwing down the gauntlet over destruction of Planet Earth By Paul B. Farrell Columnist for Marketwatch.com April 22, 2015 Headlines warn us. He’s throwing down the gauntlet. Forget “Prince of Peace.” It’s 2015. Pope Francis is igniting WW III. The big one. He knows capitalism’s already at war everywhere, destroying the […]

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Science organizations from 11 countries, including the U.S., call for global action against the changing climate. The Los Angeles Times June 8, 2005 By Miguel Bustillo The National Academy of Sciences and 10 similar organizations from some of the world’s most powerful nations released a statement Tuesday calling for a stronger international response to global […]

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Union of Concerned Scientists Scientific societies and scientists have released statements and studies showing the growing consensus on climate change science. A common objection to taking action to reduce our heat-trapping emissions has been uncertainty within the scientific community on whether or not global warming is happening and if it is caused by humans. However, […]

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Changes in climate have already caused impacts on natural and human systems Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by Suzanne Goldenberg Yokohama, Japan 28 March 2014 CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALREADY LEFT ITS MARK “ON ALL CONTINENTS and across the oceans,” damaging food crops, spreading disease, and melting glaciers, according to the leaked text of a blockbuster UN […]

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Religious institutions need to set their moral compass on one of the great humanitarian issues of our time The Guardian (London), May 7th 2014 By Christiana Figueres SAVING THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES FROM DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE is an economic, social and environmental issue – and a moral and ethical one too that goes to […]

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Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisis The Guardian, January 13, 2021 By Phoebe Weston The planet is facing a “ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health and climate-disruption upheavals” that threaten human survival because of ignorance and inaction, according to […]

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The New York Times, Oct. 10, 2016 By John Schwartz LUBBOCK, Tex. — A member of Katharine Hayhoe’s church asked her a question after services a couple of weeks ago: “Do you feel our weather is getting more extreme?” Time was, the question might have been the start of an argument with Dr. Hayhoe, a […]

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Global warming will strike hardest against the very people we’re told to love: the poor and vulnerable. The New York TIMES October 31, 2019 I’m a climate scientist. I’m also an evangelical Christian. And I’m Canadian, which is why it took me so long to realize the first two things were supposed to be entirely […]

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