Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Carbon Fast for Lent: Climate Change and the World's Poor

DAY 8 – WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH: “Act justly: the world’s poorest people are suffering the most from climate change yet they have contributed the least to the problem. Go to to speak up for action in the UK and other rich countries to cut their emissions and for help for poor communities to adapt to the changing climate.”

In the U.S., many churches are undertaking activities in support of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (the Episcopal Church response is here.) The ONE Campaign (Bono, Bobby Shriver et al) is focused not on climate change specifically but on ending global poverty and preventable disease, especially on the African continent.

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