The recent National Climate Assessment report offered dire warnings about climate change from NASA and the nation’s leading scientists. The report revealed rises in earth’s surface temperature, carbon dioxide, and sea levels while acknowledging the role humans play in these changes. The report also noted that the consequences of these changes will include stronger storms and more catastrophic wildfires, loss of coastlines and islands, acidification of oceans, more droughts and heat waves, flooding and declining water and food supplies.
“The growing possibility of our destroying ourselves and the world with our own neglect and excess is tragic and very real.” Billy Graham
As Archbishop Desmond Tutu has noted, in faith communities and society we can no longer afford to divide ourselves into social justice or environmental advocates since the world’s poor and most vulnerable will bear the brunt of hunger, homelessness, and displacement caused by severe climate events.
Earth Keepers works with a wide variety of local, regional and national organizations to address issues related to climate change. We seek to support partner organizations by elevating their good work, advocating for key policy initiatives and bringing new spiritual leaders and diverse communities to the table. Our partners currently include:
To care about and work on climate change, is to care about social justice and the future of our world.