The world is feeling the fallout from rising temperatures and changing climates. Disasters are getting stronger and more frequent. Droughts are lasting longer. Weather patterns are less predictable. Farming practices that were once stable are no longer effective. Smaller harvests leave families with less to eat and sell.
And as a result, families are struggling to earn a living or put food on the table. The people who are suffering the most are also the people who have contributed to the problem the least. The world’s poorest communities and countries did not produce the greenhouse gasses that science has proved cause climate change.
It's not too late to turn the tide of climate change, but we must act now. With your help, people all over the world are finding new ways to adapt and continue to earn a living. But this isn't enough. This crisis requires a global response. Governments must step up, and citizens must demand cleaner economies. We need to ensure that at risk communities have the supplies and resources they need to build resilience.
The Diet-Climate Connection
This is a guest blog co-authored by CWS and the Center for a Livable Future. One of the least-discussed aspects of the global climate crisis is how our food system contributes to climate change and environmental damage. Growing, producing and transporting food, particularly animals, contribute nearly 25 percent of human-related greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, raising animals for meat produces more …
Your Power Against Climate Change
Our world is facing a climate emergency. So what can we do, as individuals, to build a more sustainable world? As citizens, consumers and people of faith, we have plenty of options in front of us. One of the many options is Meatless Monday–read more about this on our blog here! We recognize that this conversation is unfolding amidst a …
Ecumenical Advocacy Days Recap | Women and Climate Change
At an Ecumenical Advocacy Days workshop last week in observance of the 2021 Earth Day theme “Earth Restored,” two speakers passionately called for increased investments in women led programs as part of the global strategy to address climate change. Mary Obiero, the director of the Relief, Development and Protection team with CWS Africa, described how women farmers were equipped to …