Sustaining Creation - Now!

The Human Factor

February 24, 2020 Terry Gallagher Season 2 Episode 1
Sustaining Creation - Now!
The Human Factor
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Sustaining Creation - Now!
The Human Factor
Feb 24, 2020 Season 2 Episode 1
Terry Gallagher

4 essential facts of the Climate Crisis 

1.     It’s real

2.     It’s caused by humans

3.     It’s destruction is getting harder to ignore 

4.     We’re running out of time to respond 

So, who am I -engineer, hazardous chemicals plant manager, pastor, public theologian and Grandpa 

Why aren’t we responding?

1.     Attention spans regarding Acute Vs Chronic hazards 

2.     Denial either professional, ideological or addiction to current lifestyle 

3.     Avoiding the issue simply because we’re overwhelmed with what’s already on our mind as necessary tasks and responsibility 

4.     My path to awakening 

Everyone’s Worried, Poll Shows: A new poll shows that climate change is one of the top issues for Democratic voters in states with upcoming primaries and caucuses, the Atlantic reports. The poll, conducted by Climate Nexus, the Yale University Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication finds that climate change is the second-most important issue for Democratic voters in 26 states – a sample including swing states like Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and Michigan. Overall, climate change ranks behind only healthcare in Democratic voter concern, while it is the top issue for self-described liberal Dems. “This is the first time in American political history where climate change is not just a top-tier issue—it is the top-tier issue,” Anthony ​Leiserowitz, the director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, told the Atlantic.

3 things to do:

1.     Don’t get mired in despair 

2.     Talk about your concerns for the future with others, lots of others and frequently.

3.     Work on the 48 action steps to a Sustainable Life 

Support the show (https://www.facebook.com/donate/353364075293193/)

Show Notes

4 essential facts of the Climate Crisis 

1.     It’s real

2.     It’s caused by humans

3.     It’s destruction is getting harder to ignore 

4.     We’re running out of time to respond 

So, who am I -engineer, hazardous chemicals plant manager, pastor, public theologian and Grandpa 

Why aren’t we responding?

1.     Attention spans regarding Acute Vs Chronic hazards 

2.     Denial either professional, ideological or addiction to current lifestyle 

3.     Avoiding the issue simply because we’re overwhelmed with what’s already on our mind as necessary tasks and responsibility 

4.     My path to awakening 

Everyone’s Worried, Poll Shows: A new poll shows that climate change is one of the top issues for Democratic voters in states with upcoming primaries and caucuses, the Atlantic reports. The poll, conducted by Climate Nexus, the Yale University Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication finds that climate change is the second-most important issue for Democratic voters in 26 states – a sample including swing states like Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and Michigan. Overall, climate change ranks behind only healthcare in Democratic voter concern, while it is the top issue for self-described liberal Dems. “This is the first time in American political history where climate change is not just a top-tier issue—it is the top-tier issue,” Anthony ​Leiserowitz, the director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, told the Atlantic.

3 things to do:

1.     Don’t get mired in despair 

2.     Talk about your concerns for the future with others, lots of others and frequently.

3.     Work on the 48 action steps to a Sustainable Life 

Support the show (https://www.facebook.com/donate/353364075293193/)