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The University of Washington School of Public Health July 29, 2020 Meredith Bailey By the end of the century, heat exposure may lead to approximately 110,000 premature deaths annually across the United States in a high climate-warming scenario, suggests a new study published in GeoHealth. Climate change is associated with many adverse effects to human […]

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The psychology of procrastinating on climate change Unlike reports of a stabbing or terror incident, information about the dangers of the climate crisis can leave some of us cold. Natasha Preskey asks climate psychologists why… “I don’t expect to die from old age,” Margaret Klein Salamon tells me matter-of-factly. The clinical psychologist-turned-climate-activist is talking to me […]

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Rising heat and humidity threatening to plunge much of the world’s population into potentially lethal conditions, study finds by Oliver Milman Monday 8 March 2021 The climate crisis is pushing the planet’s tropical regions towards the limits of human livability, with rising heat and humidity threatening to plunge much of the world’s population into potentially […]

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by Ted Strat Climate change is the greatest challenge civilization has ever faced. As we tour through its causes, it becomes obvious that we have solutions. But climate change is complex and no single solution by itself will correct our predicament. The solutions integrate science and technology, energy and economics, moral and spiritual issues, plus […]

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World Meteorological Organization December 2, 2020 2020 will likely be one of three warmest years on record, according to the provisional 2020 WMO State of the Global Climate report. Ocean heat is at record high levels. Extreme heat, wildfires and floods, as well as a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season, have affected millions of people. Climate […]

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The Guardian (US edition) The wintry weather that has battered the southern US and parts of Europe could be a counterintuitive effect of the climate crisis Oliver Milman Wednesday, 17 February 2021 Associating climate change, normally connected with roasting heat, with an unusual winter storm that has crippled swaths of Texas and brought freezing temperatures across […]

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The New York TIMES Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats. Officials in Miami-Dade County, where climate models predict two feet or more of sea-level rise by 2060, have released an upbeat strategy for living with […]

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The New York Times By Henry Fountain March 8, 2021 A new study suggests that large swaths of the tropics will experience dangerous living and working conditions if global warming isn’t limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Here’s one more reason the world should aim to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a goal of the […]

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USA Today Doyle Rice ,Published April 24, 2017 Record-breaking weather events, especially heat waves but also downpours and droughts, can be linked to man-made global warming, a new study says. “Our results suggest that the world isn’t quite at the point where every record hot event has a detectable human fingerprint, but we are getting […]

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Climate Central By Brian KahnApril 4, 2017 No, the headline is not a typo. Current carbon dioxide levels are unprecedented in human history and are on track to climb to even more ominous heights in just a few decades. If carbon emissions continue on their current trajectory, new findings show that by mid-century, the atmosphere […]

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Global Climate Change A Moral and Spiritual Challenge May 23, 2007 The following statement, “Global Climate Change: A Moral and Spiritual Challenge,” was adopted by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) at their May 23, 2007 session at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Crestwood, NY. The document conveys a theological understanding […]

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The Hill Some Recommended Actions for the Future By Prof. V. Ram Ramanathan, Rep. Scott H. Peters (D-Calif.) and Durwood Zaelke Curbing CO2 emissions gets most of the attention and getting to net zero emissions by midcentury is essential in the long run to abate climate change. But that’s not enough. To bend the warming […]

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“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1) Dear Honored Hierarchs, Reverend Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Welcome to this new website, sponsored by the Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration (OFT), which is dedicated to fostering awareness among Orthodox Christians and, indeed, all people of faith and […]

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What You Can Do to Moderate Climate Change? Orthodox Guidances for home, church, on the road and outdoors By the OFT Below please find six different perspectives on lifestyle solutions and changes for Orthodox Christian parishes and families. These are important because without reflection on our theology and direction, a vision of the future is […]

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Why is climate change a religious and spiritual issue? Background: See how the Orthodox patriarchs address this question. What is the Orthodox Theology of Creation? How does this address ecological issues, especially climate change? The Crisis – What are the causes of the climate crisis? What are the consequences? The Science of Climate Change How […]

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Study groups need preparation.To start, you need to select a topic. Next publicize that topic.Climate change is not a small simple issue.It is enormous in its implications and consequences for human life on earth. To begin three things are necessary. Prayer. Protocol and Preparation.Prayer invokes blessing and inspiration upon your program.Protocol establishes a format and […]

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The following ten points are extracted from the May 23, 2007 statement, “Global Climate Change: A Moral and Spiritual Challenge,” which was adopted by the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) at their Spring Session held at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Crestwood, NY. The document was prepared by the SCOBA […]

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Climate change represents an unprecedented human emergency. Unlike past threats that humans have faced, this one is irreversible on a time scale of thousands of years. In the past invaders might attack a society, but only those involved might suffer. Our present addiction to fossil fuels will impact the entire inhabited world. If we continue […]

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