Nate Rauh-Bieri lives and occasionally writes in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A climate justice advocate, he attended COP26 as part of the Christian Climate Observers Program.

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Christians Must Avoid ‘Lifeboat Mentality’ in Climate Crisis

by Liuan Huska, by Nate Rauh-Bieri 03-03-2022

A Nigerian fisherman in the Lagos town of Makoko, an informal settlement on low-lying ground that is particularly vulnerable to climate change-linked sea-level rises and weather extremes, according to the latest report from the United Nations climate science panel. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

The latest IPCC report states that 3.3 to 3.6 billion people (nearly half of the world’s population) are “highly vulnerable” to climate risks like wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels. The report aims to prepare us for what’s likely and to give leaders a clear-eyed sense of urgency to implement solutions. But some may glance past its findings due to more immediate concerns. Others may be tempted to take a lifeboat mentality.