Major U.S. Climate Report Presented by Government Scientists
A major report on climate change by government scientists was leaked this week — it concluded Americans are already seeing the effects of climate change, which is largely caused by humans. The report awaits the approval of the Trump administration, and many speculate the leak was intended to guard against the administration’s changing or burying it. Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a prominent climate scientist and devout evangelical Christian, was the only scientist affiliated with the report to go on the record in the New York Times story about the report’s contents.
God, we pray for wisdom, stamina, and a clear sense of calling and protection to surround Dr. Hayhoe and the other scientists who contributed to this climate report. We pray that each of us would have the courage to speak truth, even when it is not popular. We pray for leaders in the U.S. to take seriously, and deal swiftly, with matters that affect creation, vulnerable people, and justice.