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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

effects of climate change - intergovernmental panel on climate change's upcoming report

In the current issue of The Christian Science Monitor there is a story that previews the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's second report that will be released next month. This report lays out the humanitarian effects of climate change. They are stark and they are already underway. This is a criticial issue for this world. It is vital that Christians take a lead in addressing the overconsumption and unmonitored actions that are creating these changes. Humans are a primary source of climate change. Our actions matter and they are having an impact. However, as Christians, we believe that we are stewards of God's Earth. How are we caring for creation and all that dwells in and on this living miracle of our planet?

Sneak preview of big report: Change is 'already showing up'

The second report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts massive humanitarian crises.

By Brad Knickerbocker

Reports that the effects of global warming may be felt by the average person quicker and deeper than previously thought were reflected in a flurry of news coverage over the past week.

The Associated Press broke a big story last weekend, giving an advance look at the draft of an international scientific report due out next month. Among the findings, according to AP: "The harmful effects of global warming on daily life are already showing up, and within a couple of decades hundreds of millions of people won't have enough water...."
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