The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has published the following paper exploring the relationship between climate change and poverty, entitled, Loving the Least of These: Addressing a Changing Environment .
Evangelical Leaders’ Statement:
Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action is a statement of the Evangelical Climate Initiative (ECI), made up of over 300 senior evangelical leaders. Notable signatories include: Pastor Rick Warren, Pastor Bill Hybels, Rich Stearns, President of World Vision, and Paul Corts, President of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). This Evangelical Call to Action, released in February 2006, makes four claims: (1) human-induced climate change is real; (2) the consequences will be significant, and hit the poor the hardest; (3) Christian moral convictions demand our response, and; (4) the need to act now is urgent.
Drilling Deeper – Resources on Climate Science:
- The most authoritative source for issues where science and public policy intersect is the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS). For a basic introduction, check out the following NAS briefing, Understanding and Responding to Climate Change . To drill deeper, check out their recent major reports here.
- Two helpful blogs addressing the most common concerns and questions about the state of climate science: skepticalscience.com and www.realclimate.org