Sunday, April 01, 2012

Religious People and Climate Change

"No one who believes in a God that loves all people should be able to sit by as the wealthy harm the poor on a massive scale." says John Torrey in his article Why religious people must speak up about climate change

Reasoning the the vast majority of greenhouse gases are caused by the 'global rich' and that (for geographical and economic reasons) most of the impacts (including hundreds of thousands of deaths) are felt by the 'global poor', he describes this as victimisation.

He encourages followers of God to "lift up the voices of the poor and show the world what is really at stake: nothing less than infinitely precious and highly vulnerable human lives."

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