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Christians Making the Climate Discussion Their Own
Originally Posted: 10/21/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

There’s a debate happening on The Christian Post, and we’re hearing more and more evangelical voices expressing concern over climate change. There’s a debate happening on The Chr ...

Why the Silence on U.S. Oil Spills?
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

For the many stakeholders, including big business and politicians, the political and financial incentives to keep mum on spills and minimize media exposure carry incredible weight. And then it must be asked, w ...

NASA's Earthbound Solutions
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Domestic space flight is an idea whose time has come. WITH THE HEAT of mid-year finally over—ju ...

Unlawful Entry
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger I watched the police toss Steve, age 70, into the crowd behind me. OFFICER MARIO normally w ...

What Happens in Texas Doesn't Stay in Texas: The Battle Over Science Textbooks
Originally Posted: 10/02/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Over the last few weeks of hearings on science textbooks, there has been a strong push from anti-science activists and Creationists to weaken the teaching of not only evolution but climate change. ...

A 300-Mile Ride for Climate Justice
Originally Posted: 10/02/2013 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

I just completed my first Climate Ride, journeying 300 miles by bicycle over five days with 200 other climate activists. I just completed my first Climate Ride, journeying 300 mi ...

The Great American Water Crisis
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 12:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Maude Barlow Wenonah Hauter Corporations are trying to buy up our water supply—and sel ...

Surprising Stories of Climate Change Here in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Blog

One of the obstacles to igniting a passion about climate change is that it feels so abstract; it feels like a future problem, a global problem. But it’s really a here and now problem. We took folks out on the ...

Ecojustice on the Louisiana Bayou
Originally Posted: 09/23/2013 - 12:37pm | Type: Blog

I probably shouldn’t have been so surprised to learn that there are ecojustice issues here in the U.S. — but I was. I always thought of climate change as something that affected d ...

Building a Collective Identity: 'Drawing the Line' in Communities of Faith
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

I’ll offer up a humble suggestion to those who are stuck. What if we use the best of what our faith communities has to offer and lean into the climate crisis? Not just in one way, but in three. No “one size fi ...

In Hearing on Obama’s Climate Action Plan, Star Witnesses But Few Meaningful Questions
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

This Wednesday on Capitol Hill, the House subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing to discuss the Obama administration’s climate change policies and activities. This Wedne ...

Energy News: What’s Happening This Week
Originally Posted: 09/04/2013 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

Churches going solar, pro-coal school curricula, and more in this wrap-up. David vs. Goliath:  Residents in a Colorado city are fighting their local coal monopoly for the chanc ...

Our First Divinely Appointed Vocation
Originally Posted: 08/13/2013 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

The command to care for soil is our first divinely appointed vocation, yet in our zeal to produce cheap, abundant food we have shunned it; we have tilled the adamah but we have not kept it. ...

I Would Walk 100 Miles — Grandparents Lead Climate Allies in Walk to D.C. for Climate Action
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 8:26am | Type: Blog

During the week leading up to the “Summer Heat” demonstrations — protesting the Keystone XL pipeline and urging for action on climate change — about 25 people started a hike from Camp David to Washington, D.C. ...

New EPA Leader to Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

Climate change is expected to take a turn for the better following the Senate's approval of Gina McCarthy to serve as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Cl ...

Climate Change and the Church
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

Expressing her opinion that climate change is no longer about energy efficient behavior but rather about national policy, spiritual leader, Marilyn Sewell argues the importance of what it takes to preserve the ...

Climate Change Report: Weather, Rising Seas Imperil Power Plants
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

In a report obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the Energy Department said Thursday that power plants are at risk of being shut down due to the effects of climate change. In a repo ...

Evangelical Scientists Hold Press Conference to Urge Congress to Act on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Press

July 10, 2013 Press Releases In light of the President’s announcement ...

Evangelical Scientists Call for Climate Action
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

When you think of an evangelical Christian, do you think of a climate scientist who is passionately concerned about the impact of climate change? After this week, you should. Wh ...

VIDEO: Five Stages of Climate Grief
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:47am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors As climate change takes its toll on the Earth, many people are paralyzed by inaction—perhaps not out of fear or guilt, but because of despair. To confront climate chang ...

Creation is Groaning
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

Then the story of humanity turns in the span of one chapter. And it all hinges on how the first humans interact with a tree — a part of God’s creation. Have you ever heard someon ...

Evangelism After the Storm
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 12:33pm | Type: Blog

People of faith in particular must stop trying to figure out the letter of God’s law, and engage in the spirit of God’s law – a law that demands love and respect as standards of care for all of God’s creation, ...

Food and Climate Change: The Perfect Penance
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

The more I read and learned, the more I came to understand the sobering facts about the impacts that our industrial food system has on our society. As a nutrition student in coll ...

As the World Turns, Congress Stands Still on Climate
Originally Posted: 07/03/2013 - 7:25am | Type: Blog

Many members of Congress are already taking steps to decry the president’s plan as a “war” – on coal, on American energy, and yes, even on America itself. Forget about future gen ...

G.O.P. Sees Opportunity for Election Gains in Obama’s Climate Change Policy
Originally Posted: 07/02/2013 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

In order to gain substantial backing in the 2014 midterm election, Republicans are beginning to flaunt major environmental and economic issues regarding President Obama’s Climate Change policies. ...

Love One Another (some restrictions apply)
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Sorry. Disasters aren't budgeted this year. NOTHING MOVES ME more than a heartfelt tweet. ...

Mourning for the Earth
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Katharine M. Preston To confront climate change, we may need to first deal with our grief. The most preciou ...

Obama’s Climate Action Plan Paves a Road Ahead
Originally Posted: 06/28/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Blog

Yesterday was a momentous day for the creation care movement: after years of inaction from Congress, President Obama announced a major, comprehensive plan of action on climate change. ...

Obama Offers Keystone Surprise in Climate Change Agenda Speech
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama revealed his approval for and was in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline project during his climate change speech on Tuesday. President Barack Obama revealed ...

Obama Readying Emissions Limits on Power Plants
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

With hopes to reduce mass amounts of pollution, President Obama has begun forming a list of ideas to condense the amount of carbon dioxide entering earth’s atmosphere. With hopes ...

Climate Change Causing Longer U.S. Wildfire Season
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

Top United States Forest Service official told Congress hotter, dried conditions produced by climate change are causing America's longer wildfire season and increasing the amount of land burned. ...

A Pattern For Change
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Each individual and congregation is unique, but there is a different dynamic present in churches working for creative change than in the churches that are stuck. The issue is solved not by more study, but ofte ...

Climate Research Nearly Unanimous: Climate Change Caused by Human Activity
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

97.1% of scientific journals agree that climate change is caused by humans. An overwhelming 97.1 percent of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals agree that climate change ...

America's First Climate Refugees
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

The residents of Newtok, Alaska could see their village washed away within 5 years, making them the first American climate refugees. The residents of Newtok, Alaska could see the ...

Climate Change Will Cut Habitats by 2080
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

Biologists concluded global warming will destroy more than half of the habitats of most plants and a third of animals by 2080 A recent study by biologists and climate researchers ...

Keep On Keepin' On
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Alycia Ashburn How do we sustain our climate activism? It can't be about fear. IN ORDER TO imagine the s ...

From Kenya, Bearing Testimony and Honoring Story
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

We have come to Kenya to hear our brothers and sisters bear witness to the ways environmental degradation and recent changes in the climate are harming them. Their testimony is disturbing and compelling. Their ...

U.S. Emissions Proposal Could Energize UN Climate Negotiations
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. climate change envoy proposed allowing countries to create their emissions reduction plans rather than working toward one goal. The U.S. climate change envoy proposed all ...

Religious Belief In Second Coming Of Christ Could Slow Global Warming Action
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

The widespread belief in "end-times" and the "Second coming" of Christ could impact the environmental policy movement negatively. A study published May 1 from ...

The Privilege of Skepticism
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

How do we explain the existence of such ambivalence in North America toward climate change in the face of such shocking predictions? I believe that part of the answer is that we have the privilege of skepticis ...

Climate Change May Bring Drought to Temperate Areas
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

A NASA led study found climate change may increase rainfall in some areas and drought in other areas. A NASA led study found climate change may increase rainfall in some areas an ...

Why Am I Flying to Kenya When I Have So Much Work to Do At Home?
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

Is there anything more important to us than the air we take into our lungs every few seconds? The water that keeps us and all living things going? The soil that roots our food and our communities? Or the weath ...

Sierra Club Endorses Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Why would an environmental organization get involved with immigration reform? What could they possibly have at stake? If Congress passes immigration reform, much of the credit wil ...

Keystone XL: People of Faith Say 'All Risk, No Reward'
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

The occurrence of major natural disasters has quadrupled over the last 20 years, leading to increased rates of flooding, drought, famine, and disease that often hit the world's poorest populations the har ...

On Scripture: Earth Day, God, and the Apocalypse
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

Some Christians have a tendency to think, “Well, if I’m off to heaven, I shouldn’t care much about this silly earth of ours. It’s just a temporary home, after all.” Have you ever ...

EPA Gives Rebuttal to State Department's Keystone Analysis
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

The EPA yesterday called into question the State Department’s findings on Keystone XL and echoed the concerns of environmental activists everywhere: the Keystone Pipeline would be greatly exacerbate climate ch ...

Top 5 Earth Day Videos
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

A roundup of the top 5 Earth Day videos. Today is Earth day! More than 1 billion people in 192 countries are participating in Earth Day festivities, which means there must be some ...

5 (Stupid) Reasons Christians Reject Environmentalism
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

Earth Day is rarely celebrated within mainstream Christianity beyond a Sunday sermon, and environmentalism is often frowned upon by evangelical leaders instead of championed. Here are the main reasons Christia ...

Keystone XL: The Dirty Facts
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Resources to help you join the battle to stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. In ...

PHOTOS: Natural Beauty
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 12:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors With its earth roof, straw bale walls, and cordwood construction, Woodhaven is a beauty to behold. Linda and Scot DeGraf’s handmade, ecofriendly home in West Virginia i ...