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Report: Climate Change Linked to Costly Natural Disasters
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

A report from Munich Re links increased natural disasters from climate change and associated costs. It’s been a good week for getting real. After Tuesday’s revelation that the ...

People of Earth...
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 11:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Is it global warming or an alien invasion? THE SKIES LOOK different to me these days. The soft ...

Divest from Fossil Fuels. Now.
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben You can have a healthy fossil-fuel industry or a healthy planet, but you can't have both. ...

'Farming in Hell'—the New Normal?
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Aana Marie Vigen and Nancy C. Tuchman Our food system is a cause as well as a victim of climate change. EVEN ...

Three Numbers that Predict the Future of the Planet
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

We need to set an enforceable limit on global warming pollution on the national and international scale, and then we need to enforce it as if our future largely depends on it. Because it does. ...

Climate Change, Poverty, Distractions, and Denial
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 1:45pm | Type: Blog

As Jesus calls upon humankind to “love thy neighbor," and as the Old Testament prophets remind us to strive for justice, we recognize that within a deeply connected world “neighbor” implies all that God h ...

Arctic Ice Melt and Our Christian Call
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

The melting of sea ice during summer in the Arctic is part a natural cycle, but the rate at which the sea ice is currently melting is unprecedented, as illustrated in today’s BBC News. ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation —  Half the Sky — Between God & Gre ...

An Olive Agenda: Our Path to Economic Opportunity and Environmental Sustainability
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

An examination of current public debate reveals a divide between the “brown agenda” of economic opportunity and the “green agenda” of environmental sustainability. An examination ...

July 2012: Hottest Month on Record for the U.S.
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

New results from the National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration show that July 2012 was the hottest summer on record for the United States, since accurate record keeping began in 1895. With an average temperat ...

Why Bill McKibben is the New Noah
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

If we do Bill McKibben's three things, there's a possibility that we can reverse climate change, restore health to our skies, earth, and oceans, and move forward into a future where our grandkids can ...

Finding Common Ground on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Does this year's extreme weather indicative of climate change? Fred Krupp writes in The Wall Street Journal : One scorching summer doesn't confirm that c ...

Global Warming 'Converted Skeptic' Explains the Switch
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

Richard Muller’s announcement that he's changed his mind on climate change sparked a media flurry throughout the week, and NPR’s Science Friday host, Ira Flatow, interviewed him today. ...

Big Brain. Big Heart?
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben What explains our moral leaders' mealy-mouthed silence on climate change? IN EARLY JUNE, a ...

Eye on the Sparrow
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Norcross Near the end of his life, Howard Thurman was called "one of the greatest spiritual resources of this nation." He ...

Christiana Figueres
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 9:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Wilson-Black Four Questions for Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

Climate Change Has Dramatic Effect on Greenland's Ice Sheet
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

Writing for The Huffington Post, Joanna Zelman reports on a new NASA study: Writing for The Huffington Post , Joanna Zelman reports on a new NASA study: Unpreceden ...

Young Evangelicals Stepping Up on Climate Action
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 8:21am | Type: Blog

In seeking to live as Christ’s disciples, Y.E.C.A. has come to see the climate crisis not only as a pressing challenge to justice and freedom, but also as a profound threat to “the least of these” with whom Je ...

Parents vs. Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

For The Daily Beast, Mark Hertsgaard asks why parents aren't taking the potential effects of climate change on their children's lives more seriously. For The Dai ...

Bill Nye on Climate Change and Wildfires
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Bill Nye the Science Guy may not be a real scientist, but he tells CNN's news anchor that he knows how to read a chart, and when you look at the data on climate change, journalistic objectivity shouldn� ...

North Carolina Continues to Ignore Science
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

According to the Atlantic Cities, lawmakers in North Carolina have chosen to ignore studies that show sea levels are rising faster than previously expected in favor of developing new housing along the coast. ...

A Catholic Nun, A Teenage Girl, and Climate Justice
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

Communities across the globe are being affected by the impacts of climate change, from food insecurity to extreme temperatures, but those with more resources are better able to adapt. Climate change is having ...

New Documentary Highlights Disastrous Climate Change in Bangladesh
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

The Atlantic profiles a new documnetary called Bangladesh: On The Frontlines of Climate Change. The Atlantic profiles a new documnetary called Bangladesh: On The Frontli ...

The Global Warming Hoax
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

We can now admit it: global climate change is one big hoax. But let’s give credit to the special effects experts who have given us wildfires, downpour, and record heat this past month writes Bill McKibben. ...

Haiti's Only Hope
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

Unlike the deforestation that has happened in Colorado in a matter of days, Haiti’s 98-percent deforestation has happened over centuries. The destruction to Haiti’s natural environment is almost complete. ...

Why Gas is Too Cheap
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Hulteen and Tom Witt What happens when a church tries to recognize the real cost of fossil fuels? CHOOSIN ...

Climate Change v. Poverty: A False Dichotomy?
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

Final part of its series on evangelicals and climate change. In the final part of its series on evangelicals and climate change, The Christian Post 's Napp Nazworth ...

Leading the Way, Like Luther
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

It takes a special person, after all, to get others excited about God’s creepy crawly little creatures and to use that excitement to launch a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. ...

Climate Scientist, Christian on Climate Change and Wildfires
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Fires are intimately related to temperature, humidity, and rainfall. So it makes sense to ask—is climate change making these fires worse? Do our energy choices, which include burning coal and gas and oil and i ...

Climate Change Affects Malawi Now
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

Climate change experts and skeptics can hash it out all they want, but Victor Mughogho is living it. Climate change experts and skeptics can hash it out all they want, but Victor ...

Unwelcome Milestone for Earth's Climate
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

Carbon dioxide on the rise in the atmosphere. From  The Associated Press : The world's air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon di ...

TED: Climate Scientist James Hansen Speaks out on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

While James Hansen's TED talk may be a few months old, his message continues to resonate as concerns around climate change grow worldwide. While James Hansen's TED talk ...

Environmentalism as a religious cause
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Press

May 10, 2012 Sojo in the News Minnesota Public Radio ...

Protecting the Sacred
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

To the students, climate change is not an elusive issue that is invisible. For them, it’s personal: more severe allergies, asthma complications, unusual weather, and the disappearance of entire seasons. They k ...

Kids vs. Global Warming
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

A lawsuit, which has been dubbed a ‘David vs. Goliath battle,' sees a group of young adults taking on high-level government officials, states, energy companies and big businesses over their collective fai ...

Saving Tiny Kiribati from Devastating Climate Change
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

There may be those in the public sphere who dismiss climate change as a ‘hoax’ — doing so is good politics in some spheres — but the people of the small island nation of Kiribati do not have the luxury of deba ...

Heavenly Energy
Originally Posted: 02/17/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sven Eberlein In the wake of last year's Fukushima disaster, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country would phase out n ...

Too Little, Too Late?
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Francesca de Gasparis The U.N. climate change talks in South Africa were a major disappointment -- but the struggle continues. ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb.15, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE/USA TODAY: You've Heard Of Evangelicals, But Who Are They? Evangelicals have been in the news a lot lately, from the Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow and his take-a-knee prayers to the Texas pastor and his wife who spent ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Color The 1 Percent 99 Percent Conflicted Soon after the Occupy Wall Street encampment was set up at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan last fall, 26-year-old Ryan Quick told his father, Leslie C. Quick III, a financier, that he might ...

Cold: From Maine to Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 02/05/2012 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

While the mid-Atlantic basks in higher than normal temperatures, it isn’t like that everywhere. Two stories from The New York Times on the struggle for warmth. While the mid-Atla ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 2, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

POLITICO: Obama: Jesus Would Tax The Rich President Barack Obama tied his proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to his faith on Thursday, telling leaders gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast that Jesus’ teachings have led him to that ...

Speaking the Truth in Love: Katharine Hayhoe on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

There are a lot of heinously unmerited personal attacks going on in these United States right now, but for some reason I’m most bothered by the ones against Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and evange ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Marco Rubio Calls For A Shift In Rhetoric On Immigration Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) hasn't endorsed a Republican candidate or said that he wants to be vice president, but that doesn't mean that GOP hopefuls don't ...

Faith Leaders Respond to Keystone Pipeline Decision
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Press

January 19, 2012 Sojo in the News Nick Sementelli ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

NPR: Evangelical Leaders Struggle To Crown A Candidate Rick Santorum was fresh off his surprise showing in the Iowa caucuses and fielding questions on a radio program, when a caller challenged the Republican presidential candidate on his overt rel ...

Christians and Climate Change: What Would MLK Do?
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the reality of climate change are both victims of western culture’s remarkable capacity to accommodate and neutralize that which is most critical of it. ...

Why Adapt?
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

Climate change affects the poorest the hardest. Most things do. In the parts of the world where climate change is most prevalent, it is those who have done the least to cause it that are bearing the brunt of i ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-Income Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of America ...

The Morning News: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 THE NEW REPUBLIC: Why Are American Politicians Always Switching Religions? If Newton Leroy Gingrich becomes the Republican candidate ...