Right now—and I want to know what thought and work you’ve done on this—right now we have 15 million refugees, not counting the forty-five million internally displaced persons. You know, right now we’re arguing in Congress over $500 million to go to the down payment of our green climate fund, which President Obama—quite honestly, excuse my language, you’re going to need a hell of a lot more to deal with, you know, the problem we have coming up in the world. Those little text boxes are very clear. But in the public square, where it may not appeal to all, I think one pragmatic resource is the happiness research. About twice that number believe that changes in climate are due to the end times. Our building at Yale is a green building, energy-efficient and so on. In fact, you mentioned it, and I will say I have this upcoming book with Paul Douglas, a meteorologist, called Caring for Creation: An Evangelical Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Future. To understand the broader epistemological and ontological politics of human dimensions of climate change, this review adopts a political ecology approach, informed by Science and Technology Studies concepts and research on multiple ontologies. We should—we should reverse our Christmas celebrations to not be about giving gifts. That’s cheap, if you don’t know it—cheap. It is going to be about China, and probably a little more open than it was, and definitely not as closed as what the USSR was at one point. LOTHES: Well, towards that, it’s essential that plain language is used. For more than three decades, the politics surrounding climate change in the United States have been characterized by an often deep partisan divide. And it’s the first time that I’ve ever been at the White House where everybody was nice to each other—(laughter)—from people in the crowds and stories, and even in the reflection between President Obama and Pope Francis. But there are statements from every community on climate change, the ethics of it, which we’ll talk about more soon. And let’s proceed then with the questions that we have in front of us. And so it’s a very open, inclusive document that welcomes and calls for dialogue repeatedly. Otherwise they’re going to have a revolt on their hands. with Lucy Gettman and Rachel B. Vogelstein July 3 (Antalya, Turkey) The lab will begin with a bus tour of two or three highly vulnerable areas of the city, including coastal areas experiencing flooding, and informal settlements in flood-prone areas around urban rivers. So I think we’re seeing this mass moral movement coming together. It’s amazing what’s happening. So I think that it’s more and more—and even in the latest polling, you know, there were sort of different polls, one from the University of Texas that was purely political, looking at Republicans, and saw a massive increase in the spike of Republicans believing in climate change in the past six months. Our site is developed with the latest technology, which is not supported by older browsers We recommend that you use Google Chrome for accessing our (or any) website. There’s obviously profound differences and, you know, in just the cultural issues of life. And to see the needle moving within the Evangelical community is wonderful news, because, as Reverend Hunter has said, Evangelicals have their pedal to the metal. This is a historic document. But what is being done in the boardrooms? This is one of the greatest nations in the world to accept people from all over the world. Integrated assessment models (IAMs) of global climate change that combine representations of the economic and the climate system have become important tools to support policymakers in their responses to climate change. And where do we get the long-term sensibility of sustaining ourselves, sustaining our vision and our hope? • On average people give a 4.4 score for the chances that limiting their own energy use would reduce climate change. And the diversion of agricultural land towards biofuels is one of the big ones. So we have to find ways of working in communities within Africa, because the real drawback of solar cooking stove is they’ve been argued that some people don’t use them because they’re unfamiliar; they’re new concepts. If it is a big deal, what are the best practices? I mean, Easter is about a new way and building the kingdom of God. In fact, we mentioned it. And I am always asked the—. And what are the ethics needed for this transition? We did not grow up with factory-farmed meat, of pigs, chickens, and beef. And that’s been one side of the discussion—it’s been very strong at our School of Forestry & Environmental Studies—but where people are, the vulnerable, those who are going to be affected and are affected by climate change in a whole range of issues; toxicity and food safety and security and so on. So it’s a big problem. To see vulnerable riverine and coastal areas and human habitation and infrastructure, and consider other types of climate change-related risks such as drought and heat waves. You all have a program with biographies at your place, so I’m just going to refer briefly; Erin here to my left. Six years ago, when I became the Evangelical Environmental Network, we had 15,000 people who we e-mailed to regularly. Thank you. People interpret that in different ways. They’re closing down coal plants. This is quite heroic work, I might say. I think that is a brilliant idea; may it be. And so it’s a both-and situation that we have to prepare for. Please, in the back of the room. It’s more gritty. So I want to suggest to you, if you find me afterwards, I’ll have a long discussion with you and we can talk about how we see the needle changing and how there are ways to move the needle in the conservative faith community. You know, we went in one century from two billion to six billion people. Carl Anthony said for the first time he understood how he belonged to something larger and how his actions really mattered, what Thomas Berry would say, the great work; the same with John Seed, a world-class environmental person with a tremendous spiritual vision, who was going into despair. There’s a whole range of hospice. The Chinese people themselves are demanding climate or pollution action, mainly because of smog and water. But as director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Terrorism and Peace, I’d like to point us in a different direction, a different aspect of this debate on climate change; namely, the connection between refugees, climate change, and security. Some people have called it—it’s a new reformation even, you see. Could you identify yourself? HESCOX: And I think for the Evangelical world, a couple of things about the encyclical, I think, were noticeable to me. In the United States, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions has held steady since 1990–even though our economy and our population has grown. And we have to go about working with indigenous people and empower them, to make sure they’re locally supplied, not just handed down through that. Our report suggests that climate change is not about 'the environment', it's a problem with seven main dimensions: Science, Behaviour, Technology, Culture, Law, Economy and Democracy. Please. 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