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Climate change, a fast, and the Hartford Declaration

November 13, 2013

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Many sympathized Yeb Sano’s impassioned plea for a substantial agreement on addressing climate change at the first day of the United Nations conference in Warsaw. He pledged to fast through the conference. Members of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network have pledged to fast as well. Here is their letter, along with an invitation for others to join:

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“It is time to stop this madness”

November 11, 2013

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“To anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change, I dare you to get off your ivory tower and away from the comfort of you armchair. I dare you to go to the islands of the Pacific, the islands of the Caribbean and the islands of the Indian ocean and see the impacts of rising sea levels; to the mountainous regions of the Himalayas and the Andes to see communities confronting glacial floods, to the Arctic where communities grapple with the fast dwindling polar ice caps, to the large deltas of the Mekong, the Ganges, the Amazon, and the Nile where lives and livelihoods are drowned, to the hills of Central America that confronts similar monstrous hurricanes, to the vast savannas of Africa where climate change has likewise become a matter of life and death as food and water becomes scarce.

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