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Nov 10, 2017

COP 23: Day 5

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From the desk of Brian Webb at Climate Caretakers. 

How do you remain hopeful amidst all the chaos and controversy of climate change?  Apparently, you just come to the COP meetings and start talking to people.

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Nov 10, 2017

COP 23: Day 1

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Climate Caretakers, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, Citizens for Public Justice, and the Climate Witness Project have teamed up to provide a collective public witness that Christians take seriously their call to protect God’s earth and to defend our neighbors. Representatives are in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks, and are telling their stories, sharing prayer requests, and urging action in these daily newsletter updates.

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Nov 09, 2017

COP 23: Day 4

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From the desk of our friend Lowell Bliss at Eden Vigil.

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Nov 08, 2017

COP 23: Day 3

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Welcome to your Wednesday update. Here’s what you need to know.

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Nov 07, 2017

COP 23: Day 2

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Climate Caretakers, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, Citizens for Public Justice, and the Climate Witness Project (a ministry of the CRC Office of Social Justice and World Renew) have teamed up to provide a collective public witness that Christians take seriously their call to protect God’s earth and to defend our neighbors. Representatives are in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks, and are telling their stories, sharing prayer requests, and urging action in these daily updates.

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Nov 06, 2017

COP 23: Yearning Through my Yawning

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I’ve been awake for 24 hours. After trans-Atlantic planes, cross-country trains, and more than a few automobiles, I’ve made it to Bonn, Germany for the annual climate gathering of the world, this year termed COP 23.

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Oct 27, 2017

From Project Leader to National Activist

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You may have seen by now that one of Y.E.C.A’s members has been getting some serious national media attention. Lindsay Mouw, former project leader and Climate Leadership Fellow, never imagined that she would be featured on multiple national broadcasts and the front page of the Des Moines Register, but that’s exactly where she has found herself in recent days.

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Oct 09, 2017

EPA Administrator Pruitt Further Solidifies Administration’s Moral Cowardice in the Face of Climate Change

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October 9, 2017, HAZARD, K.Y.—EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced today to a crowd in Hazard, K.Y. that he intends to sign a rule as early as tomorrow repealing the Clean Power Plan. The Obama-era rule was the first significant attempt made by the federal government to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from power plants—the country’s single largest source of carbon pollution.

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Aug 15, 2017

Violence in Charlottesville: Our Response

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It is difficult to know how to respond to the events in Charlottesville, VA. Something so simultaneously demonic, repulsive, and violent must require more than a statement—and indeed it does. But it also requires no less than a forceful repudiation from all faithful followers of Christ, and so Y.E.C.A. is compelled to condemn the events of August 11 as powerfully as possible.

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Jul 20, 2017

Our Comment to the EPA on Halting Methane Standards

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During the campaign, then-candidate Trump often spoke dismissively and skeptically about the reality of climate change and the dangers that it poses to the health and safety of American citizens and our global neighbors alike. Since coming to power, the President has translated this rhetorical resistance into concrete policy, appointing a climate dismissive to head the EPA, announcing his intention to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, and reversing countless environmental rules meant to steward the earth and to fight the advance of warming global temperatures.

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