Climate campaigning organisations made simple
I expect you know that 2015 is just a tad important for the climate. The election in May and the UN climate talks in December need to be informed by science and justice, by wisdom and love. On this page I’m going to try and make sense of the various groups trying to do that this year. On this page I will try to clarify what they are doing so you can choose what you want to get involved with.
Green Christian is a member The Climate Coalition, a network of over 100 organisations with a combined membership of 11 million.
Their campaign for 2015 is For the love of…… They say: ‘For the love of all the things we care about, we’re taking climate change seriously. And we’re not alone.’
Operation Noah aims to provide a Christian response to climate change. It was started by Green Christian 10 years ago. In 2012 it launched the Ash Wednesday Declaration and its current campaigns are Pray and Fast for the Climate and the church disinvestment campaign, Bright Now Twitter @operationnoah
Christian Climate Action is a new group looking to use creative and non-violent direct actions to speak truth to power on climate change.
Green Christian is also a member of Faith for the Climate. A network of the UK Christian climate-campaigning organisations: A Rocha UK, The Baptist Union, Christian Aid, Christian Concern for One World, Climate Stewards, Commitment for Life, Hope for the Future, Operation Noah, Our Voices, SPEAK, Tearfund, The Church of England and its Shrinking the Footprint Programme, The Methodist Church, The United Reformed Church. They set up Pray and Fast for the Climate.
Ourvoices.net is an all-faith response to the call from the UN for people of religious and spiritual faith to speak up and give the moral mandate for action at the Paris climate talks.
Fast for the Climate is an international non-faith specific climate fast, inspired by the fasting of the commissioner to the Philippines, Yeb Sano, during the Warsaw climate negotiations in November 2013.
The Climate Outreach and Information Network is a ‘think and do’ tank which tries to be a bridge between the climate scientists and people and organisations.
Carbon Brief reports on the latest climate news, in an easy-to-understand and science-based way, with a particular focus on the UK. They publish a daily and weekly email briefing.
Skeptical Science – getting skeptical about global warming skepticism. The best place for good scientific rebuttals of climate misinformation. It all has some great cartoons.