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166: How to Understand and Talk About Climate Change

Global warming: it’s one of the hottest scientific and political issues of today. But we’ve all found ourselves asking…

  • It’s freezing outside—where’s global warming now?
  • The climate is always changing—how do we know this isn’t just a cycle?
  • Why should Christians care about global warming when we know the world won’t end that way?

This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, listen to Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and evangelical Christian, who absolutely blew Caesar and Heath’s mind on this topic with her grace and wisdom. This will change you!

Katharine says she gets slammed every day on social media for her contributions to establishing that climate change is human-made. But she’s learned that most people don’t really have a problem with the science or even the theology of climate change. People’s real objections are based on the fact that they believe the solutions to climate change conflict with their ideology and even identity.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • The difference between climate change and global warming.
  • Some hard statistics (and truth) about our weather patterns.
  • What the Bible teaches about stewarding the environment.
  • Why Christians are the perfect people to care about climate change.
  • First and next steps to get involved in the solutions (these are easy!).

Get started here…

talk about climate change

From this episode:

“I don’t accept global warming on faith: I crunch the data, I analyze the models, I help engineers and city managers and ecologists quantify the impacts.” ~ Katharine Hayhoe

 

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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #166

Katharine’s video: “What is Global Warming?”  

Katharine’s book:
A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions

Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources

Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources

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