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

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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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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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 of the role […]

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The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration A Quick Review of the Prophetic Voice of the Patriarchs and Hierarchs of the Church 1989-2019 SINCE THE 1980’S CONTINUING TO OUR PRESENT DAY, THE ORTHODOX CHURCH through its top hierarchs has repeatedly spoken about the seriousness of the problem of global climate change. In 1989 HAH Ecumenical Patriarch +Dimitrios prophetically addressed this issue […]

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Dec 3, 2020 In 1989 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch +Dimitrios declared that humanity’s abuse of the creation was leading the world into “apocalyptic self-destruction.” Since that time a stream of commentary has poured forth from across the spectrum of Orthodox churches on the critical importance of restoring humanity’s right relationship to God’s creation. Despite the […]

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Stewards of Creation We are all called to be sensitive to the greatest risk to the survival of our planet — namely, the dramatic changes in our climate and in our environment. Orthodox Christians understand the meaning of being stewards — oikonomoi — and we reach out to you, to work together with all the […]

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The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration Scripture and Tradition teach that everything that lives and breathes is sacred and beautiful in the eyes of God. The whole world is a living sacrament of the face of God. The entire cosmos is a burning bush of God’s created and uncreated energies. And each person stands as […]

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https://www.globalchange.gov/browse/reports/climate-change-impacts-united-states-third-national-climate-asse ssment-0 The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the […]

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National Public Radio December 2, 2020 By Rebecca Hersher Climate change is making people sick and leading to premature death, according to a pair of influential reports on the connections between global warming and health. Scientists from the World Meteorological Organization released a preliminary report on the global climate which shows that the last decade was […]

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