Category: Climate

Environment Motion at General Synod

The Church of England’s General Synod voted overwhelmingly on 25 February 2019 to approve a joint motion from the Dioceses of London and Truro to step up the Church’s environmental programme, in response to the escalating threat of Climate Change. The decision committed the church to: prepare a plan to ‘for the promotion, co-ordination and …
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Petition: Cornwall Council Discussing Climate Change

From Pete Mulford in Cornwall via email: “I’ve created an online petition to support a motion regarding climate change that is being discussed by Cornwall Council on the 22nd Jan. Being online people can easily and quickly complete the petition. Obviously many more people need to sign for Cornwall Council to take notice of it. …
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UN Climate Change Summit

Please remember the United Nations COP24 Summit taking place in Katowice, Poland from 3-14 December, needing to make critical decisions about Climate Change action in the face of enormous scientific evidence. The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could well be its last to have any significant impact on the world …
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Global Warming of 1.5°C

The recent report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that the planet would reach the crucial 1.5°C warming as early as 2030 under current greenhouse gas emission levels, risking wildfires, extreme droughts, floods, and serious famine. There is nothing new in this, but it’s a sobering call for more radical and urgent action …
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An Urgent Cry for Ecological Justice

Bishops, women and youth leaders of the Anglican Communion Environment Network (ACEN) have recently met and issued this important global statement on Climate Change. An Urgent Cry for Ecological Justice: Reclaiming the Gospel Imperative for All Creation We, bishops, women leaders and young leaders, united by a passion for climate justice, gathered during the Season …
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Happy Summertime!

So, have the results of the General Election been good for the environment?! On the face of it, the Green Party did not gain ground, issues of ecological sustainability did not seem high on candidates’ agendas and Britain now has an Environment Secretary who is not exactly known for his green credentials. Is the outlook …
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Tiverton constituents grill their MP on climate change

A large crowd of concerned constituents gathered in Tiverton Hotel on Saturday 8th October to discuss with Neil Parish MP what he and the government are doing to address the growing challenge of climate change. During the afternoon, around 40 people from across Tiverton and the surrounding villages gathered together for part of a national …
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Happy St. James-the-Less day – patron saint of Christian lifestyle!

In 1306 King Edward I became the first British ruler to ban the burning of coal, disregard of which was punishable by death!  In subsequent centuries other monarchs, including Elizabeth I, attempted to do the same because of coal smoke’s toxic effects on the air. Their success was limited however.More than 700 years later our …
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Church of England Environment Lead Signs Major Climate Change Petition to UN

Church of England Diocese of Salisbury MEDIA INFORMATION For immediate use 18 April 2016Church of England Environment Lead Signs Major Climate Change Petition to UNWith evidence building that the first three months of 2016 were the hottest on record, the Church of England’s lead bishop on the environment, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, has joined …
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Happy St. David’s day!

Our society is in crisis.  Many of the old bonds which have held us together – household, workplace, neighbourhood, community – are under immense pressures or, in many cases, have disappeared entirely.  The common sharing of space, resources and relations has been replaced by a seductive individualism where the main purpose and drive is the …
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