Christian leaders around the world have randed together to deliver a stark warning that climate change threatens the planet’s future.
Thus, the joint message invites everyone, irrespective of their faith or world view, to hear “endeavor to listen to the cry of the earth and of people who are poor, examining their behaviour and pledging meaningful sacrifices for the sake of the earth which God has given us.”
On Saturday, over 200 journals published their own joint declaration sounding the alarm that climate change is the biggest threat to global health.
‘We must decide what kind of world we want to leave to future generations,’ the three churchwardens said in the statement.
Titled “A Joint Message for the Protection of Creation,” the joint declaration on Tuesday also made clear that the global climate crisis is due to humanity itself.
The summit aims to stimulate more ambitious commitments from countries so that they reach zero net CO2 emissions by 2050 and hold the average global temperature increase to well below 2 degrees centigrade, as agreed in the 2015 Paris Agreement.
The declaration comes after Europe’s warmest March on record during the year, including the record-breaking heatwave that has fueled Greece’s wildfires ahead of this year’s UN climate summit in Copenhagen.
Following a summer of unprecedented extreme weather events-from record-breaking wildfires to crushing global heatwaves, famines, droughts and deadly flash floods-some are feeling the need to make binding agreements in Glasgow.