As climate change continues to impact our world, many facets of life will be affected. Human and non-humans alike will feel the stress of climate change.
Climate change will affect people living in poverty on a greater scale. Learn more about climate justice through the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program resources. As climate change will affect people living in poverty on a greater scale, it will also more harshly affect women and children, as they make up around seventy percent of the world's poor. Church World Service and the United Methodist Women have produced "Women and Climate Change," a resource that sheds light on how climate change will affect women.
Wildlife all over the world will continue to feel the affects of climate change. Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World looks at the effects of climate change on the animals and plants. At their website you can see specific effects on animals and plants in different regions in the United States.
As we start of 2010, may we be aware of these affects of climate change and others, take action to work for all of creation, and support each other in this work.