Category: Climate

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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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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Eco Church Scheme launched

Great launch of Eco Church scheme at St Paul’s Cathedral with Rowan Williams, Canon Philippa Boardman (Canon Treasurer – receiving the first award – for the cathedral), Tearfund’s Nigel Harris (CEO), Christian Aid Christine Allen (Policy & Public Affairs Director) and A Rocha UK’s Andy Atkins and Ruth Valerio (CEO and Churches & Theology Director).Try …
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Pilgrimage2Paris highlights

You may be interested to watch this short film showing a few highlights from the 200 mile Pilgrimage2Paris from London to Paris and its lasting legacy for climate justice.

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Climate MOOC and other resources

Exeter University and Futurelearn are starting a free Climate Change course on-line on Monday 25th January. There are no qualifications needed, and you can drop in (or drop out) as you wish.You can find out more at and sign up at Please cascade this link to any possible interested parties.In case you were …
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Paris and Beyond: Working Together to Make a Difference

Bishop Nick of Salisbury has written this reflection on the Church of England Communications blog … Paris and Beyond: Working Together to Make a Difference UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, said the COP21 talks in Paris were the largest and most complex he has ever been involved in. COP21 was a huge exercise – to …
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