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God's Creation

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Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.


Our World

“Ecological issues,  Environmentalism,  Sustainability,  Pollution,  Climate Change,  Species Extinction,  Mass migration”
These are some of the terms and issues gaining prominence in today’s world and are affecting increasing numbers of the world’s population.  How can we as individual Christians, and corporately, as the Body of Christ, respond to these challenges?  Articles and news items are appearing daily on news sites and dedicated web-sites.

 

News and Reports on Climate and Environment

Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency A review of Mark Lynas’ new book. The New York Review of Books, August 2020.
Visit Mark Lynas’ website – he is a leading environmental researcher and author.

The gloves are off: ‘predatory’ climate deniers are a threat to our children  Tim Flannery, Professorial fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne

‘No doubt left’ about scientific consensus on global warming, Extensive historical data shows recent extreme warming is unprecedented in past 2,000 years The Guardian 25 July 2019

We must transform our lives and values to save this burning planet In decades to come we must rethink our agriculture, our love of consumption and our short-termist priorities. It won’t be easy The Guardian 16 June 2019

“What if we covered the climate crisis like we did the start of the second world war?” An impassioned call to action The Guardian 23 May 2019

Nature at risk: damning report   A bleak picture of the state of New Zealand’s environment has been painted by the government’s official report, Environment Aotearoa 2019.  RNZ 18 April 2019

The future finds its voice   Report on Youth day of action ODT 15 March 2019

Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe A challenging UN report The Guardian  03/12/2018 

Link to ‘Top 10 green websites’  An interesting Guardian page with links to various responses on recycling, lifestyle choices etc.

The links below give some insights into what is being said and done around these issues, both within the Christian Community and the world at large.

A Rocha

A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand, is part of the A Rocha family of Christian environmental conservation organizations which currently operates in 20 countries around the world. As a family, we focus on environmental science and research, practical nature conservation, environmental education, creation care and advocacy through a variety of programmes and initiatives.

A Rocha
A Rocha Aoteoroa New Zealand

Operation Noah

Operation Noah was set up in 2004 to provide a Christian response to the climate crisis. We work with all Christian denominations and support interfaith work on climate change. Our work is informed by the latest science on climate change, its causes, impacts and solutions. The sense of urgency we feel because of the science is balanced by our faith in God and our hope in his future for our world. We are faith-motivated, science-informed and hope-inspired.

A Rocha
Operation Noah

European Ecumenical Assembly

The aim of the ECEN is to share information, experiences in environmental work among widely varied Christian traditions and to encourage a united witness in caring for God’s creation. ECEN works closely with the Conference of European Churches in addressing the need for environmental engagement and responding to climate change.

ECEN
European Ecumenical Assembly

Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN)

“Creation-care means caring for all of God’s creation by stopping and preventing activities that are harmful (e.g. air and water pollution, species extinction), and participating in activities that further Christ’s reconciliation of all of creation to God. Doing creation-care fills us with the joy that only comes from doing the will of God.”

ECEN
Creation Care

WMO – World Meteorological Organization
World Meteorological Organization
Also World Meteorological International

Our mandate
As weather, climate and the water cycle know no national boundaries, international cooperation at a global scale is essential for the development of meteorology, climatology and operational hydrology as well as to reap the benefits from their application. WMO provides the framework for such international cooperation.

WMO

Greenpeace

This fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.

We’ve stopped environmental crimes in the past and held companies to account. Together in our thousands, we’re forcing change and seeing results.

More and more people are saying ‘no’ to trashing the oceans, forests and climate – and standing up to protect our air, land and water from pollution.

Greenpeace NZ
Greenpeace NZ

The Guardian

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Guardian Environment