Last week, Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said this: "If you believe in God, then intellectually you cannot believe in manmade global warming.” According to Rush, there's no such thing as a faith-based climate activist. According to Rush Limbaugh, you (or any of the other people I'm about to mention) aren't real.
But see the thing is, we know that's not true. Here are a few prominent people of faith who do believe in and care about manmade global climate change.
- Pope Francis who, in his inaugural mass, discussed defending the environment and the poor
- And then there's this group of 200 Evangelical Christian scientists who wrote an open letter to congress
- Rev. Rich Cizik has given countless speeches on creation care, stewardship, and fossil fuel divestment. He recently had this article published in the Washington Post: "Fossil fuels are a faith issue"
- NETWORK, founded by a group of Catholic sisters, intends to pursue ecological justice by supporting environmentally-conscious transportation (shifting from oil-based to “green” alternatives), construction, and infrastructure development.
- And Rev. Mitch Hescox, the President and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network.
- Lastly, YOU! Sign this petition, share our website and mission on social media, and tell your friends. You are a person of faith, you believe in global climate change, and you also believe in the importance of stewardship and creation care. So shout from the rooftops!