Christians have been urged to be a prophetic voice in their communities and embody an alternative model of lifestyle in the wake of climate warnings from the world's leading scientists. The scientific consensus found: all coral reefs would be unlikely to survive global warming of 2 degrees, including the Great Barrier Reef; sea level rise would be about 10cm less at 1.5 degrees; and, an increased risk of long-lasting or irreversible changes at 2 degrees, including the loss of more species and ecosystems.
The world is off track, heading toward 3 C, noted its report released on October 8.
Washington, Oct 16 US President Donald Trump on Monday described himself a true environmentalist, but asserted that his administration's climate actions were not meant to put American businesses out of business. For global warming of two degrees Celsius, a whopping 18 per cent of insects, 16 per cent of plants and eight per cent of vertebrates will lose their climatically determined habitats.
"When you talk about environment, I am truly an environmentalist", Trump told reporters in Florida when asked about a recent United States research which says that climate change will make the strongest hurricanes even stronger. "Something's changing and it'll change back again", he said on the most recent episode of 60 Minutes.
For the second time since 2015, a court in the Netherlands has ruled that climate change poses a grave danger to Dutch citizens and the government should do its utmost to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned last week that the world would see even more risky conditions, including food shortages, by 2040. It isn't too late, but we need to act sooner rather than later. "As managers of the land, we have a particular role to play, in harnessing how plants capture carbon from the air and directing this into greenhouse gas removals". "The Federal Government, and particularly Environment Minister, Melissa Price, must take this IPCC report seriously", Hayes said. Trump accused scientists who say hurricanes are getting more frequent and intense because of climate change of having "a very big political agenda".
Trump has long questioned climate change, declaring in one November 2012 tweet that the entire "concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive". Where the hell is GLOBAL WARMING??? The careful rhetorical formulation also provides room for administration officials to acknowledge climate change without pursuing policies to curb the use of fossil fuels that is driving the phenomenon. They must take serious action now, or they will be held legally accountable. Every day at the Nation, we try to cover what is important, but that's not always easy-especially when much of the media privileges stories with the biggest shock factor. "You make a deal with somebody and it's like making a deal with - that table".
Join a campaign, write letters, spread the word. But "if you include effect of greenhouse gases, everything matches up", said University of IL climate scientist Donald Wuebbles, one of the chief authors of the 2017 report. The issue may be that "climate change" will be no more simply a scientific concern, but also includes economics, sociology, geopolitics, national and politics, law and health just to name a only some.
Prayer - for conversion of those in power who are ignoring or denying this issue.