Latest IPCC Report

Christian climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has published a helpful summary of the latest IPCC report (entitled the Synthesis Report for the 6th Assessment). Copied below, from LinkedIn.

It summarizes the risks of inaction and rewards of action in seven key figures. Together, these demonstrate how:

  • Climate change has already caused widespread and substantial losses to almost every aspect of human life on this planet, and the impacts on future generations depend on the choices we make NOW.
  • Every bit of warming matters. The warmer the planet gets, the more widespread and pronounced the changes in both average climate and climate and weather extremes become.
  • It’s impacting every aspect of life on earth, from our food and water to the viability of the many species that share this planet with us.
  • We are not doing nearly enough to avoid dangerous impacts, let alone achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement.
  • Our choices matter and the faster we act, the better off we will all be – all of us who call this planet home.
  • And finally, the good news: many of the solutions are (a) already available today, and (b) benefit us in so many ways — addressing health, equity, justice, biodiversity, and even economic concerns while increasing resilience and accelerating the transition to a clean energy future.

Climate change stands between us and a better future. Many of the solutions are already at hand. At this point, the only question is: what are we waiting for? It’s all hands on deck time and if you don’t know how to add your hand — well, I (Katharine) have a TED talk about how to begin!

See all the figures here.

The Big One 21-24 April

The biggest climate protest yet is taking place from 21st April – 24th April at the Houses of Parliament in London. Many Christian organisations will be involved, including Tear Fund, Christian Aid, CAFOD, Green Christian, and A Rocha.

This invitation is for everybody to come together. The event aims to be family friendly, accessible and welcoming, creative and engaging.
Awash with colour and culture, the politically powerful streets of Westminster will be transformed with People’s Pickets outside government departments and a diverse programme of speakers, performers and workshops.

To find out more visit the Christian Climate Action website.

Hustings for May 2023 Local Elections

On Monday 3 April, in advance of the B&NES Council local elections taking place on Thursday 4 May, there will be the chance to hear from representatives of the 4 main parties on issues related to environment and climate change.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit here.