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Climate Change

While government and industry leaders worldwide need to make significant efforts to avert disastrous environmental consequences, each of us can still make a dent when we do our part. […] Read More

For the third year in a row, global hunger rose again in 2017, increasing by 17 million to a total of 821 million people, a U.N. report says. Conflict and climate change are the two main drivers. […] Read More

Our climate is changing; the results of global warming are seen around the world. On a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean in October 2017, U.N. Secretary General AntoÌnio Guterres urged the world to implement the 2015 Paris Accord on climate change. He said the world has the tools, the technologies and the wealth to address […] Read More

“The climate has always changed.” You often hear that statement when the possibility of manmade (or anthropogenic) climate change is discussed. It is a true statement, of course. The earth’s climate has been in a constant state of flux due to a variety of natural factors, such as changes in the earth’s orbit, variable output […] Read More

I met a Texan who speaks regularly about climate change and has lived to tell the tale. With my John Ray Initiative colleagues, Margot and Martin Hodson, I attended an event hosted by Climate Outreach at St Mary’s University Church, Oxford, on Nov. 15, 2017. Climate Outreach’s purpose is to ensure that climate change and […] Read More

More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is good for plants. This argument is asserted in various forms by individuals and groups seeking to diminish the negative impacts of climate change and to push back against any current (or proposed) regulations to mitigate its impact. Kathleen Hartnett White was announced on Oct. 13 as President Trump’s […] Read More

A strong majority of U.S. adults (72 percent) affirmed that climate change is taking place, with 61 percent saying the U.S. government should be working to address climate change. These are two findings from a recent poll conducted by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public […] Read More

My awareness of climate change as an important issue developed through my reflections on the dialogue between science and the Christian faith in the 1990s. Encouraged by Keith Ward and Paul Fiddes in the Faculty of Theology at Oxford University, I wrote a masters course on Christianity and science, which was recognized by the Templeton […] Read More

Things have sped up on climate change in all sorts of ways in 2017. In January, I wrote a briefing titled “Donald Trump, the Environment and the Church” for the John Ray Initiative, where I serve as operations director. I have spent a lot of time this year monitoring the Trump administration and wrote a […] Read More

A wire sculpture sits above the harbor at Portsoy in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The graceful lines of a dolphin leaping toward the sea is a powerful and poignant symbol of life that is wild, untamed, beautiful and utterly natural. There are many perspectives on the relationship between humans and the biosphere we call earth. My own […] Read More