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Moderator Signs Climate Change Letter

Wednesday November 9

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has  joined more than 250 international faith leaders to urge governments around the world to act urgently to fulfil the promises made in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The faith leaders signed a statement which was delivered to the UN climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco, which starts Thursday 10 November.  

The Scottish Government’s Minister for the Environment, Roseanna Cunningham  MSP, is scheduled to make a statement on climate change Thursday before heading to Marrakech to attend the conference—CoP22.

The Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr welcomed Mrs Cunningham’s work to meet Scotland’s ambitious climate change targets. He said: “The Church of Scotland has heard the cries for help from churches around the world, from Africa, India, South America and the islands of the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans. Our partners there have told us of the damage and destruction climate change brings and they have called on us to respond and to change our lives.

“As Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland I call on world leaders meeting together at the CoP 22 Climate Conference in Marrakech to listen to these voices and commit to the actions set out in this statement.”

Other signatories to the statement include Archbishop Desmond Tutu;  Most Rev. David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church; and representatives from all the major world faiths.


Comments

Rev Dr John Cameron - Saturday, November 19th, 2016

“Each year since 1995, an end-of-year green jolly has been held in an exotic spot to try to reach a global agreement on carbon dioxide emissions. This year's bash has attracted tens of thousands of green alarmists and vast numbers of other hangers to Marrakesh and will doubtless continue the tradition of producing less and less meaningful activity and more and more liturgy and ritual. Their stated aim is “to keep the global temperature rise by 2100 to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels". In fact they cannot fail because there isn't the remotest chance of the 21st century world even reaching far less surpassing the temperatures seen in Roman times or the Middle Ages. ”


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