With the collapse of last year’s international climate talks in Copenhagen and the resurgence of the Republican Party here in the United States, many observers have begun to doubt whether the world will ever be able to agree on a framework to fight global climate change. Believing that progress is possible, they say, may take a leap of faith.
And that’s exactly what some religious groups are offering.
With the holidays around the corner, The Climate Desk Podcast decided to take a closer look at the emerging environmental movement among faith-based communities in the United States, and the considerable disagreement among some denominations, especially evangelicals and born-again Christians, about what the Bible teaches us when it comes to climate change and the environment.
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This podcast was produced by Erin Chapman, Laura Feeney, Sal Gentile, and Win Rosenfeld of PBS’s Need to Know as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.