By Terry Hansen
Hales Corners WI
(November 6, 2021)
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” — His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The Climate Vulnerable Forum is a partnership of countries from places like Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean that are highly threatened by climate impacts. These nations often lack the resources to successfully adapt and rebuild in response to climate hazards. The 48 members, representing 1.2 billion people, are collectively responsible for only 5 percent of global emissions.
In a recent Tweet, they make the plea that they’re running out of time and call on world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, to act with the urgency this crisis demands.
In her book released this fall, Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World, Katharine Hayhoe explains that she chose her profession because she is a Christian who is deeply concerned about the effects of climate change on food and water security and world poverty. Dr. Hayhoe believes that we must care for those who are suffering.
Hales Corners, Wis. 53130
Climate Vulnerable Forum
Climate Vulnerable Forum Tweet
Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World
Excerpt from Saving Us: I’m a Climate Scientist Because of My Faith — Not in Spite of It (paragraphs 5-7 and final statement)
Bill McKibben quote