Some analysts point out that power plant emissions have already fallen by about 15 percent since 2005, putting the country halfway to the Obama administration's goal before the Clean Power Plan goes into effect.
Climate Caretakers -- whose founding members include Houghton College, the Lausanne Creation Care Network, Micah Challenge U.S.A., and Sojourners -- characterizes itself as a "campaign aimed at mobilizing Christians to prayer and action on climate change," according to Brian Webb.
President Obama's Clean Power Plan sets achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. However, just reducing carbon dioxide emissions isn't enough.
Unless dramatic changes in policy and pricing are made, or the weather suddenly turns very damp, further shortages are the inevitable result.
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With the threat of climate change and a host of other environmental challenges looming like a dark cloud, the 2016 election will be a time to hold candidates accountable on where they stand on these concerns -- and what they promise to deliver.
1. Vast Deserts http://www.duneguide.com/images/SaharaDesert-1.jpg Though we're taught that much of the Earth is covered in water, in fact, deserts...
The detachment from the Pope's remarks, be it climate change or addressing injustices and inequalities will only further explicate with the Pope's visit to Congress next month. For at that moment, the GOP may well acknowledge, their detachment from reality, their detachment from morality.
If environmental initiatives move beyond acknowledgement and sensitivity to fully embracing and responding to the principles of gender equality and women's empowerment, they can have an unprecedented impact.
Democrats can raise environmental issues throughout their campaign, but it is unlikely that their environmental views will differentiate them from their primary opponents who are also likely to be pro-environment.
Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.
The only question is whether we'll learn from history, as Americans just barely did in the 1960s, or suffer the fate of the Soviet Union, which ignored the science until it was bankrupt and powerless to use its weapons.
Billions of people around the world are time insecure. There are simply not enough hours in the day to gather all of the resources needed for survival. These families operate at a time deficit. Importantly, the majority of time-insecure people are women.
Polluters and their allies line up to attack Obama's new landmark emissions rule; Majority of Americans support cutting emissions and fighting global warming; and Republicans get a new 2016 contender -- try to guess his position on climate change.
Pope Francis prays for systems that provide financial services and facilitate commercial transactions that will equitably advance human well-being, promote the common good and make the protection of our common home, the earth, a top priority.
This Monday, President Obama announced his administration's Clean Power Plan, a groundbreaking action in the fight against climate change. When enacted, it will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32% in 2030 from 2005 levels.