Here’s a helpful chart setting out recent debating points between climate change skeptics and their opposites. Found it while taking a break from Christmas service preparations. Will there be peace and goodwill on the climate change front? Will Copenhagen chaos lead to something more than a whimper?
Great to see Norman Moore’s annoucement that geothermal energy is to be implemented as a viable alternative for the cooling of Perth.
In the meantime and on the eve of COP15, the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen, PlanetPrayer begins its daily prayer cycle. You can subscribe for a daily email that includes environmental care tips, relevant scriptures, liturgy, stories and a daily prayer. Todays, prayer is:
Gracious and loving Creator,
Help us to stand against the culture of our times
where people speak cordially with people they meet while living lives that will destroy the lives of people they will never meet;
where institutions show no regard for the works of the Lord and what his hands have done;
where corporations are getting fat by consuming our children’s inheritance,
We ask that you transform them to respond to your divine calling and regard your creation with reverence.
Guide the leaders of the nations to find ways to support the earth.
Over the last day, the scene has certainly changed dramatically for what Australia can put on the table. The offering was going to be fairly paltry and ineffective anyway, and there is a sense in which I and others are relieved that it’s back to the drawing board for us as a country. There are so many more creative, inclusive and responsible environment care schemes than ETS that we might expect our government to encourage. COP15 is a critical gathering and we need to hear the voices that speak for environmental stewardship that includes the well-being of the planet’s poorest.