The leaders of the three largest Christian churches issued a joint statement Tuesday calling on the world to address the growing threat of climate change. The first-ever joint address asked fellow Christians to pray in the run-up to November’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, that world leaders will reach significant agreements to curb greenhouse gas emissions and slow the rate of global warming. Tuesday’s joint statement, titled “A Joint Message for the Protection of Creation,” also made clear that the climate crisis is of mankind’s own making. With Glasgow less than two months away, concern is increasing that unless dramatic action is taken to curb emissions, the world has little chance of keeping global temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius over preindustrial levels. On Saturday, more than 200 medical journals released their own joint statement sounding the alarm that climate change represents the single greatest threat to global health.
By David Knowles. Yahoo News. September 8, 2021.