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Norfolk Christians can voice climate concerns

ClimateKenya-350pxJulian Bryant from Christian Aid in Norwich is urging local Christians to send a postcard or email to the government to honour their commitments in the forthcoming UN climate change talks.


At the end of November, the UK is taking part in UN climate change talks in South Africa. This gives an opportunity for the UK government to show its commitment to making a difference to the poorest of the poor and to God’s creation. The current government pledged to be the ‘greenest government ever’.

 

Experts predict that if global temperatures rise by more than 2ºC we’ll see:

  • acute water shortages for 1-3 billion people – that’s a fifth to three-fifths of humanity
  • sea levels increasing by up to 95cm by 2100, which will submerge 18% of Bangladesh
  • 40-60 million more people exposed to malaria in Africa
  • 30 million more people going hungry as agricultural yields diminish across the globe.
 

Julian Bryant from Christian Aid in Norwich said, "God calls us to be stewards of the earth and to care for his creation. Jesus calls us to love God and our neighbour. Sometimes we can make a big difference through a simple action."

 

"I have 200 postcards people can simply fill in, put a stamp on and then put in the post to ask the Secretary of State for Energy, Chris Huhne, to stand up and be counted on our behalf. The cards ask Mr Huhne to help agree global cuts in carbon emissions and to make a difference to poorer countries who are impacted the most by climate change. People can also send an email to him simply using the link below. Perhaps you could do this as a church, a youth group, a house group or as an individual." 
 

This is the last opportunity to ask the Secretary of state to make a difference before the conference starts.

Contact Julian Bryant on 0752 8206865 or 01603 620051 or email jbryant@christian-aid.org to get some postcards sent to you.

Or email Chris Huhne directly using this link from the Christian Aid website


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