Blair Anderson, on the hustings 'canvassing for opinion'

Blair Anderson, on the hustings 'canvassing for opinion'

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Climate Change : A Christian Perspective

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Rev. Charmaine Braatvedt / New Zealand
June 2008

“Within the world wide Anglican Community Archbishop Rowan Williams has been very outspoken on the matter of climate change. He has called for deep cuts in carbon emissions on the basis of contraction and convergence. By this he means aiming at equal per capita emissions worldwide.

Clearly this would mean huge reductions for the rich countries. Even the evangelical churches of America seem to be voicing concern about this problem. I read recently that Rick Warren and a number of other evangelical leaders have come forward and formed the Evangelical Climate Initiative and signed a statement saying "human induced climate

Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church.Rick Warren.
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change is real and calling on the Bush/ US government to urgently pass legislation establishing limits on carbon dioxide emissions which are widely believed to be the primary cause of human induced global warming. "
The statement goes on to say, “Christians must care about climate change because we love God the Creator and Jesus our Lord through whom and for whom the creation was made. This is God’s world and any damage that we do to God’s world is an offence against God himself.”

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