Saying climate change is not a “fictitious or far-off threat,” a new report from the National Association of Evangelicals presents the scientific research on the issue while asserting that a “rapidly changing environment” is making it more challenging to care for the world’s poor.
Titled Loving the Least of These, the 95-page report notes that evangelicals “are quick to give when disaster strikes,” such as in 2017, when Christian relief organizations provided more aid than FEMA after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma slammed southern coasts in the U.S.
But the report says Christians should also help lead the effort in preventing such disasters, which are increasingly caused by climate change.
“People need to see not only our witness in relief efforts after a disaster but also that we understand what causes natural disasters to be so terrible,” the report says. “They need to see not only that we will clean up after the disaster but also that,…