The Latest on Climate Science

By Dr. Katharine Hayhoe The IPCC reports represent a stunningly comprehensive and carefully balanced summary of everything scientists know about climate change. Every six years or so, hundreds of scientists volunteer weeks and even years of their time to help with this process in authoring, reviewing, and communicating the findings. Because all these hundreds of scientists have to agree on the report's key conclusions, these reports tend to be quite conservative and understated in their … [Read more...]

Ohio’s Clean Energy Policy, Good for Consumers, Protects Human Life

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By Steve Fortenberry and David Moyar Clergy members and CEOs don’t always speak in a unified voice. But no one should remain silent about the misguided legislative attacks against Ohio’s clean energy policies – attacks that ultimately threaten both the health of our children and the health of our economy. In his ongoing attempts to rollback Ohio’s Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard, state Sen. Bill Seitz of Cincinnati has called those who want to … [Read more...]

Set The Unborn Free From Pollution’s Tyranny: Oppose SB 58

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by Rev. Steve Fortenberry There’s an important debate going on right now in Ohio’s legislature about whether to gut some good laws so that a couple of utilities can get more than their fair share of our state’s economic pie.  That’s bad enough.  But these efforts, as contained in a bill introduced by Sen. Seitz, SB 58, would make our air dirtier in the process.  This corporate-welfare bill must be stopped. The good laws Sen. Seitz wants to trash, SB 221 passed in 2008 and Gov. … [Read more...]

Our Father’s World

The Bible provides a direct mandate to be caretakers of the garden (Gen 2 v.15). While creation still belongs to God, he has graciously entrusted it to our care and stewardship. This was our first calling, recorded early on in Genesis 1 and 2, and we remain God’s caretakers over all creation today. Check out what Bill Hybels, Tri Robinson, Joel Hunter, and others have to say in this 26:00 minute documentary. … [Read more...]

Why Preach About Creation Care?

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by Alexei Laushkin           Every spring EEN places a special focus on the need to preach about creation care, usually through Creation Care Sunday and sometimes through days of prayer. It seems natural given the stunning colors of spring and new life to talk about our responsibility to make sure that life is tended in such a way that it produces abundance. The question is why should most preachers bother? Isn't it a bit of a leap to take a … [Read more...]

A Conversation with Dr. Richard Alley

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Listen in as Alexei talks with Dr. Richard Alley, the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at the Pennsylvania State University and the host of PBS' Earth the Operators Manuel. They talk about Dr. Alley's work and some of the latest trends in climate science. Be sure to listen in! … [Read more...]

The Future of Water

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by Paulo R.B. de Brito I watched the movie Life of Pi a few weeks ago. The story-line revolves around a 16-year old Indian boy named Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, who survives a shipwreck in which his family dies, and he finds himself stranded in the Pacific ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. I really enjoyed the movie and watching it made me realize how dependent we are on fresh water. Water is life for us and for our planet. The human body is made up of … [Read more...]

Isn’t the environment a liberal concern?

Environmental issues always have a way of polarizing people politically. Many who consider themselves left-wing and liberal are often opposed to the ethical standards and religious beliefs of conservative Christians. It also appears that issues related to caring for creation are championed more often by the left side of the political spectrum. Those on the right side politically are often identified by their strident demands for less governmental regulation on individuals and corporations to … [Read more...]

Young Evangelicals Speak Out On Climate Change

Young Evangelicals for Climate Action has a collection of climate testimonies which feature young evangelicals talking about why climate change is a critical issue of justice in our time. Below is a sample of these testimonies. For the full set by sure to visit their site. Curtis Witek (Wheaton College, Class of 2012), shares his climate testimony from the Au Sable Institute. Josh and Emily, both students from Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA), share their climate … [Read more...]

Will We Get Moral Leadership on Climate?

by the Rev. Mitch Hescox Yesterday, the President issued a challenge on climate change during Tuesday's State of the Union Address. Now, the good news is, we can make meaningful progress on this issue [climate change]while driving strong economic growth. I urge this Congress to get together, pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago. But if Congress won't act soon to protect future … [Read more...]