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Morgana Post number 26050 Posted: 11th December 2019     Subject: Statement on the Climate Change Emergency
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Statement on the Climate Change Emergency

World Council of Churches EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Bossey, Switzerland
20-26 November 2019
Doc. No. 04.3 rev

Statement on the Climate Change Emergency

But the earth will be desolate because of its inhabitants, for the fruit of their doings.

Micah 7:13

Recent extreme weather events of increasing strength and frequency around the world together with further studies conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have jolted many into belated recognition that the climate crisis is not a distant prospect, but is upon us today.

From Hurricane Maria, Tropical Cyclone Idai, Hurricane Dorian and Typhoon Hagibis which caused loss of lives and left widespread devastation in Puerto Rico, in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, in the Bahamas and in Japan respectively, to ongoing bushfires in Australia and California, to unprecedented flooding in Bangladesh and in Venice, and to the very recent landslide following exceptionally heavy rains in Kenya, the impacts on our communities - especially the poorest and most vulnerable among us and on the bountiful Creation that God has entrusted to human beings as stewards are now all too tragically real.

The latest IPCC special reports on climate change, land, oceans and cryosphere confirm that climate change has become a top driver of hunger all over the world, and project rising sea levels of up to 1 metre by 2100 due to melting glaciers, water scarcity affecting nearly 2 billion people and more intense sea-level events such as storms and flooding, if warming is not kept at the safer limit of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.

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Strela Post number 26082 Posted: 31st December 2019     Subject:
The most interesting thing is that the rich are perfectly aware of climate change! I mean, for example, they used to buy resorts on tropical islands or on the Mediteranean, but now that these are likely to end up under water, they're looking at things like this Hungarian real estate instead... And higher seas will mean more place for yachts.
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