Blog Archive: climate change Archives - Bright Now

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Nov

2015

Famine in Malawi – why climate change is a problem right now

Extreme weather events in the UK and further afield frequently make the news. Though no single event can be solely attributed to the changes in the climate system from fossil fuel pollution, we know that the frequency and intensity of these is likely to increase in the future as the planet warms.

But as Rev Richard Tucker, Malawi Partnership Officer for the Church of England explains, the altered climate is leading to significant changes to things such as the predictability and definition of the seasons in countries like Malawi. And these are occurring today. Read more

21

Aug

2015

“Well-meaning but somewhat naïve”? Bishop David Atkinson responds to the GWPF on ‘Laudato Si’.

As David Atkinson, former Bishop of Thetford and former Trustee of Operation Noah says, it is not often that two members of the House of Lords suggest that the Pope is ‘well-meaning but somewhat naïve’. However, in their recent briefing paper Bernard Donoughue and Peter Forster, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) do just that.

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1

Oct

2014

A Day of Sore Feet and Blessings

Jean Leston reflects on the London Climate March and the world’s biggest day of climate action.

Imagine a tree in the middle of a London park (Victoria Embankment Gardens to be precise), absolutely covered in colourful decorations as though it was Christmas. Only these weren’t baubles but heartfelt pleas, written on labels and tied to the branches, for government to take climate action – for the love of what is most precious to each of us.

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4

Mar

2014

Where is the voice of the church on climate change?

To help answer this question Operation Noah co-hosted a meeting with Christian Aid at the church at which I’m vicar, St John’s Waterloo, on 24 February. It was attended by around twenty-five Christian organisations involved in different ways in helping the churches to respond to the challenges of climate change. Read more

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Feb

2014

General Synod debated the climate – and the climate won

On the morning of the 12 February I was glued to my computer watching a debate on the environment, live-streamed from the General Synod. This debate was the culmination of a lot of prayer, inspiration and sheer hard work on the part of a few of the Operation Noah board members and many other people. It really mattered to me, to Operation Noah and, I believe, to God, how the debate went. Read more

3

Feb

2014

General Synod to debate the climate!

Great News: climate change is on the agenda at the Church of England General Synod on 12th February.

The purpose of the debate is to challenge the Church to take urgent action on climate change in all areas, including political pressure, disinvestment / reinvestment, adaptation, consumption, poverty and international development. This is the first step in encouraging the Church of England to engage more fully in tackling climate change and the hope is that it will lead to further debates, specifically concerning fossil fuel disinvestment. Read more