Can Religion Save the Environment?

Young Evangelicals for Climate Action

Young Evangelicals for Climate Action

(Nation Swell) Against a convoluted landscape where faith, science and politics don’t play nice together, a few voices in the eco-evangelical movement are driving change.

Evangelical Christians and climate change? The two aren’t usually mentioned in the same breath, unless referring to the former as staunch and outspoken deniers of the latter.

Like the origins of life itself, the notion of man-made climate change is one that frequently puts religious conservatives at odds with the scientific community. And despite the fact that 97 percent of climate scientists agree the threat of ecological disaster at the hands of humans is real, just over a quarter of white evangelicalsbelieve the same. Even less believe in climate reform.

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Elisabeth Soto