In contrast to the miserable outcomes from COP27, the UN’s Biodiversity Conference last month (COP15) fared much better. Or rather, the planet may do so. I feel it’s important to appreciate good news in that it spurs us on in our own quests to become sustainable.
Tag Archives: climate change
Happy Advent (what’s that?)
The man in the street has as much idea what Advent’s about, as he does Trinity Sunday. Zilch. So, imagine my surprise when a council administrator wished me a happy Advent at the end of an email exchange.
What’s Advent? And, has it anything relevant to say concerning my usual blogging topics, e.g., climate change?
Too late for Planet Earth?
By all accounts, the World Leaders at COP27 failed to deliver any new commitments to address climate change. The chance to restrict global warming to 1.5 degC has all but gone.
Have I lost hope? If hope’s based on optimism in humans’ ability to save ourselves, then it’s slipping away. True hope needs to be anchored in something deeper. There we CAN find grounds for hope.
COP27…The Eleventh Hour?
Will enjoying nature soon become a thing of the past? Many people are attending the COP27 summit because they want to conserve nature. More than this – to preserve humanity itself! Yet, as Antonio Guterres said, we’re still speeding down a highway to hell with our foot on the accelerator…
A challenging conversation in a pub left me wondering, is there any reason not to despair?
Please, Mr Hunt…
A new chancellor with a track record of listening to experts and seeking advice…Can we hope for wisdom in managing our nation’s finances? I pray that this will be the case, whether it comes through Jeremy Hunt or, later, with a Labour government.
To be a Pilgrim
A fortnight walking in France has provided a lovely, although physically strenuous, holiday. But it’s also challenged me to embrace a different sort of activism that springs from stillness, from spending time with God.
Parched Soil and Living Water
Sometimes I feel bombarded by Climate Change. This week, I’d like to share a golden nugget – to introduce you to a short video that is both moving and inspirational, that made me want to act and to encourage our church in our journey.
A Cry from the Heart to our Government
To our Government: We urge you to do all in your power to BE BOLD so as to make COP26 the turning point that the whole world needs.
Time to Rise and Shine!
The Climate Emergency seems so daunting that many are beginning to despair. People of faith, have many reasons to feel encouraged. It’s time to rise and shine!
Stuff, stuff, stuff…Three Cameos
I’m passionate about Climate Change. If we’re going to save Planet Earth, we’ll have to rethink our habits of accumulating stuff, especially cheap stuff that we throw out and replace.