Saturday 12 December 2009

Sometimes it takes a flood...

The comic above was posted by Nick Mueller from New South Wales, one of 23 Australian Youth Delegates to the Copenhagen Climate Negotiations. He serves as an astute reminder that even as we stare down these serious challenges, we can face these issues with humor and a lighter heart “to support young people to make the change needed for our planet in a personally sustainable way.” (Check out his blog at nickgoestocopenhagen)

On a more serious note, here's a very significant 4-minute history of climate change and how scientists have arrived at their conclusions - one of the best explanations I have ever heard - by Bill McKibbon, author of The End of Nature, which was the first book (back in the 80's) to introduce the notion and science of climate change to a non-scientific audience, passionately and beautifully written. And while Bill McKibben's updated introduction in recent printings (2006) adds relevant new knowledge, it also highlights just how prescient and powerful the original book remains.

All of this is highlighted on the Dec 10th edition of "Speaking of Faith."


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