Pacific Spirit Marine Institute
Thursday, November 1, 2007
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, National Association of Evangelicals, National Council of Churches and the Union for Reform Judaism all say Congress should REQUIRE a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
New environmental and climate policies will put additional pressures on, already vulnerable low-income families, which will inevitably result in higher energy prices.
The group of church leaders is seeking to have 40% of the emissions-related revenues from climate change legislation directed to help the poor deal with rising energy costs. Right now the bill calls for 5% of additional revenues to go to helping the poor.
The church leaders sticking their noses into government which is happening more and more, are claiming while they don’t agree on much they do agree on the need to protect G-d’s creation. Rev. Michael Livingston, president of the National Council of Churches says, “It has become clear that global warming will have devastating impact on those in poverty around the world.”
Bishop Thomas Wenksi of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said, “Those who contribute least to the problem (global warming) are likely to suffer the most.”
84% of evangelicals support mandatory limits on greenhouse gases Richard Cizik vice president for governmental affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals says it’s a matter “of moral leadership.”
The average net income of Megachurches was 4.8 million anually. These churches alone numbered 740 and only accounted for 1% of churches in the U.S. and did not reflect any Catholic congregations. These figures were based on a survey done in 2003.
Churches thoughout the world have armies of non-paid, loyal volunteers working tirelessly for their ‘corporations’. Maybe earmarking 40% of their collection plate revenues for low income energy costs would actaully show ‘moral leadership’.
The Warner (R-Va), Lieberman (I-Ct) ACSA, Amreica’s Climate Security Act, seeks to reduce U.S. greenhouse emissions by as much as 70% or the 2005 levels by 2050.
That is a steep reduction no doubt, but 2050 is a long way away.
One co-sponsor of the ACSA Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) says “It is imperative that our nation acts now to address the concerns over growing greenhouse gas emissions, while carefully addressing the effects it could have on working families and our economy.”
Labels: Carbon-credit, Climate Change, Congress, Global Warming, Leiberman, Mega Church, Warner, carbon-trading market, greenhouse gas
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Congress Considers Legislation to Combat Global Warming
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Eviscerated is the term being used by on CDC official!
The Associated Press is reporting that CDC director Julie Gerberding’s report delivered to Congress yesterday was cut by 1/2. The report was to address public health effects of climate change. Details of how climate change and global warming will affect the health of Americans and how the government has failed to fully address the potential health risks of climate changes.
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) wants to know why the administration would edit testimony by “one of the country’s leading voices on public health.
For their part the Bush Administration via Dana Perino, White House spokeswoman says,…”It (the report) wasn’t watered down in terms of the concerns that climate change raises for the public health.”
Those at the CDC can take a number and stand in line behind other agencies that have been muted on climate change and the environment.
Speak no evil, or speak only of the evil we embrace seems to be this administrations motto.
From NASA the Fish and Wildlife Service to The EPA, up to and including censorship of exhibits on Global warming at the Smithsonian Institute, keeping Climate Change and Global Warming on the lowest key possible is the melody.
Links provided are to Pacific Spirit Archived Articles on Censorship. CDC report is a PDF file.
Labels: Artic, Boxer, CDC report, Climate Change, Congress, EPA, Environment, Global Warming
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Bush Administration Altered CDC Report on Climate Change! What else is new?