Posts Categorized: Climate Change

Climate Crisis Demands More Than Individual Lifestyle Choices

by Bob Taylor, retired PC(USA) pastor and volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby For many Presbyterians a faithful response to the climate crisis starts with individual lifestyle choices to minimize our carbon footprint. These actions could include such things as reducing meat consumption, using bikes or public transport instead of cars, buying an electric car, recycling,… Read more »

Love Made Visible: Engaging in Sacred Activism

submitted by Sarah Paulos, Community Engagement and Program Manager, Interfaith Power & Light On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. That first Earth… Read more »

Carbon Neutrality

Disasters (storm, flood, and drought) have devastating effects in Haiti… women, children, and the elderly, are really very vulnerable. The signs of climate change, such as temperature rises and atypical rainfall, are obvious and have devastating effects on agriculture… without adequate action, climate change tends to aggravate the damage caused by disasters and to increase… Read more »

Ten carbon pricing bills, now before Congress

By Bob Taylor, retired PC(USA) pastor and volunteer with Citizens Climate Lobby Our denomination has for decades identified and directed ways Presbyterians can faithfully respond to the climate crisis. For years we have focused on improving energy efficiencies and reducing our carbon footprint. Also, we identified a mission responsibility through our investments in fossil fuel… Read more »

Summary Report on COP25

REPORT ON COP25 December 2-15, 2019 Madrid, Spain INTRODUCTION: The annual United Nations meeting on climate change (known as the Conference of the Parties that have signed the international convention on climate change that was signed at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and entered into force in 1994) met in Madrid, Spain. As this… Read more »

Earth Day Sunday 2020: The Fierce Urgency of Now

PC(USA) is a founding member of the ecumenical Creation Justice Ministries. Rev. Rebecca Barnes, Presbyterian Hunger Program Coordinator, is the president of the board, and Christian Brooks, Domestic Policy Analyst for the Office of Public Witness, is also a board member. The Presbyterian Hunger Program is a proud supporter of Earth Day Sunday, with its… Read more »

COP 25 demonstration met with strong security

Christian Brooks of the Office of Public Witness (OPW), staff of Presbyterian Mission Agency, sent the below snapshots of how a demonstration on Wednesday on the urgency of climate change was met with strong force. Participants from COP 25, particularly indigenous leaders who felt that their voices were not being heard, disrupted the main meeting… Read more »

Climate talks continue, climate march, ongoing witness

While last week negotiations were navigated by many staff representatives of member nations, this week the country ministers with higher political positions arrive to finalize and continue negotiations. Observers and participants continue to learn and share and to demand strong action from all the governments of the world. This weekend included a climate march in… Read more »

Climate Justice Can’t Wait; We’re Still In!

Photos from our delegation at the United Nations COP 25 in Madrid, as important and exciting learning and action continue to happen. (Photo credits to Sue Rheem, Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations).

December 4 at United Nations climate talks

The learning continues in Madrid as around-the-clock workshops, panels, conversations, dialogues, negotiations and events continue to unfold. Sue Rheem, Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, continues to share snapshots of the PC(USA) delegation experience at this COP 25 so far.  Thank you Sue for keeping us all in the loop!