Presidents Reagan and Obama Make Possible an International Agreement to Eliminate Potent Man-Made Greenhouse Gases

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:    On Friday over 170 nations reached a legally-binding agreement in Kigali, Rwanda, to reduce and eliminate one of the most destabilizing climate pollutants in existence, hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs, used primarily as refrigerants.  Implementation could reduce our climate problem by over 20 percent.   Continue reading

Texans Overwhelmingly Want Clean Energy

by Rev. Dr. Daniel F. Flores and Rev. Mitch Hescox  There’s an old saying, “Everything’s Big in Texas.” That’s literally true when it comes to energy production, consumption, and pollution. Texas is the number one energy producing state in the country and generates almost twice as much electricity as its nearest competitor.  Texas is the biggest consumer of energy and the biggest user of coal. All of this makes Texas the biggest polluter, imperiling our children. The good news is that a new survey by the Texas Clean Energy Coalition finds that 85% of all Texans and 78% of Republicans favor clean energy to generate electricity. And in another show of support, almost 50,000 Texas pro-life Christians have signed the Pro Life Clean Energy Campaign’s petition calling for 100% clean energy by 2030. Continue reading

House Republicans Step Up on Addressing Climate Risk

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:   In our current political climate three House Republicans this week have offered courageous leadership of a kind not seen recently.  First, they have offered something rare, bipartisanship.  But second, this bipartisan leadership is focused on something rarer still in the halls of the House – addressing climate change. Continue reading

Evangelicals Applaud Efforts to Rapidly Reduce and Eliminate Potent Man-Made Greenhouse Gases

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:   Today the United States and over 100 nations have called for efforts to reduce and eliminate the most destabilizing climate pollutants in existence.  If successful, such efforts could reduce our climate problem by up to 25 percent.   Continue reading

Evangelicals Praise President Obama for Strengthening Our National Security By Addressing the Climate Threat

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:   Today President Obama continued his significant leadership on climate change with the release of a Presidential Memorandum (PM) on Climate Change and National Security, that requires climate change to be “considered in the development of national security-related doctrine, policies, and plans.” Continue reading

What a Blood Red River in Russia Tells Us About Creation Care

by Alexei Laushkin Last week this blood red river in Russia caught my attention. Early one morning residents of Norilsk woke up to find their river severely polluted. While it conjures up images of Exodus this is in fact pollution from a nearby factory.  Continue reading

Congressman Sanford Takes Significant Leadership on Creation Care

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox:   Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC, 1st) deserves our thanks and support for being a good steward of God’s creation. Let me explain. Continue reading

The Power of Prayer, China and United States Take Action on Climate

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox on United States/China Ratification of the Paris Climate Accord:  It’s extremely difficult for nations to align and agree to solve a common problem, the same is unfortunately so true for the Christian Church worldwide. Yet this week two powerful history-making events happened.  Thanks to the long-time ministry of Patriarch Bartholomew and last year’s announcement by Pope Francis supported by the efforts of evangelicals and other protestant Christian leaders, the Christian world came together to pray for our role as creation stewards.  September 1 was set aside for the World’s Day of Prayer For God’s Creation. Continue reading

Evangelicals Support Our Public Lands

By The Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox The parks do not belong to one state or to one section.... The Yosemite, the Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon are national properties in which every citizen has a vested interest; they belong as much to the man [SIC] of Massachusetts, of Michigan, of Florida, as they do to the people of California, of Wyoming, and of Arizona.  -- Stephen T. Mather, founding Director, National Park Service Continue reading

Celebrating 100 Years of our National Parks

This Thursday, August 25, 2016, our nation will celebrate the Centennial of our National Parks Service. Continue reading