(ACNS) Anglicans prepare for Climate Change conference

The eyes of the world will be on South Africa from Sunday 27 November to Friday 9 December this year. Negotiators and political leaders from around the world will gather in Durban at the 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17). With provincial and diocesan programmes around the Communion, particularly in the southern hemisphere, increasingly having to integrate a response to the impacts of climate change within local mission, it is hoped that governments will make firm and urgent commitments to decrease national carbon emissions.

In the Diocese of Natal, the Revd Dr Andrew Warmback is Rector of the Anglican Church of St John the Baptist, Pinetown, where parishioners have planted an indigenous, waterless garden as a ”˜green lung’ for their area, set up recycling facilities and established a vegetable garden in the church grounds to show how a small area can be used to grow food.

Dr Warmback describes how the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is playing a key role in mobilising its own and other faith communities to join together in the work of influencing governments to make these firm commitments in Durban.

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8 comments on “(ACNS) Anglicans prepare for Climate Change conference

  1. BrianInDioSpfd says:

    [url=http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/2011/05/lift-thine-eyes.html] The Anglican Curmudgeon has an article that suggests that Anthropic Global Warming is not backed up by reliable data. [/url]

    I am really confused about the whole carbon-dioxide impact on worldwide temperatures.

  2. Jim K says:

    To buy into the whole anthropogenic global warming concept, all four of the following propositions must be true:
    1-The earth’s climate is getting warmer than it otherwise would do by natural processes.
    2-The extraordinary warming is the result of human activity.
    3-There is some change in human activity that would result in less warming.
    4-The costs of said change or changes are less than the cost to accommodate to the warming.

    As I’m sure you can guess, I doubt if a single one of these propositions is true. I would also argue that those who believe all four or any combination of them do so by leaps of faith, not by evidence. In other words, global warming is a religion or, more precisely, a cult.
    All that having been said, I also have to opine that the amount of carbon dioxide that will be released by all the planes flying thousands of global warming believers to South Africa or all the buses crossing the continent bringing them ought to considered in the decision to hold this conference.

  3. Capt. Father Warren says:

    Yes, it is both a hoax and a cult. And a progressive initiative for greater government power.

  4. Creedal Episcopalian says:

    Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations lag temperature changes. So add no. 5-causality can be violated at will if you are a sufficiently committed environmentalist.

  5. Ralinda says:

    Two days ago we had record breaking temps in Louisville–the coldest high ever for that day. Still haven’t taken all my sweaters to the cleaners and stashed them away for summer!

  6. Br. Michael says:

    Guess what! Over time climates change. Whether we have anything to do with it is another matter. Oh, and did you know that the Earth’s crust is unstable and continents actually move. I wonder how we caused that?

  7. Pb says:

    Human activity did not cause the last ice age to end. Climate change is a justification for governmental control over all of us.

  8. Caedmon says: