Dr. Calvin DeWitt, author of Earthwise: A Guide to Hopeful Creation Care, responds to Pope Francis's encyclical, saying "It is a letter that brings substantial hope..."
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We can envision a solution to the worst of climate change, a sustainable future for the world. And we can envision the alternative, a world ravaged by rising temperatures. But we're never very clear about how we’ll end up at either end...
My Christian tradition puts me, a creature, as a part of creation. Indeed, I have wisdom and power to cultivate and create, but I also have the power to harm. We have made a commitment in Paris, and now we need to act on it.
For international relief and development staff working with communities on the front lines of climate change, the compounding effects of a slight increase in sea level or temperature can mean the difference between success and famine.
In this time of Lent, I'm reminded again of the great commandment to love God and our neighbours. I've learned that loving and honoring God means caring, stewarding, and preserving God’s good creation and the environment around us.
If passed, what would the effect of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act be? How would we know? What should we know to responsibly lobby for or against it?