Faith and science communities met this week as Quakers set out to build communication and support between them. Quakers in Britain and the Quaker United Nations Office held two interfaith luncheons with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
There is overwhelming evidence that human activities are mainly responsible for climate change since the mid-twentieth century, and urgent action is needed to tackle the problem, scientific experts have said.
Rich countries like the UK have to redouble their efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions and must aim to make cuts of at least 80 per cent by 2050, says Christian Aid, responding to the latest UN global warming report.
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publishes its new report on economics and control of emissions, climate change activists say the UN Bangkok meeting is a step forward but not enough. Churches are taking up the cause.