A Conversation on Climate Justice and Peace - Madison

Event Dates: 
02/08/14

A Conversation on Climate Justice and Peace


Saturday, February 8, 2014

11:00 am-12:30 pm

      

                                                                                 Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ

                                                                                 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison, WI 53711

 

A tragic truth about climate change is that it disproportionately affects the poor.  Islanders are losing their homelands due to rising sea levels, the urban poor are suffering the consequences of toxic waste, polluted air and water, and those most challenged as a result of Hurricane Katrina were the poor of the 7th ward.   It is clear that climate disruption is fueling the fires of injustice.   So what is the impact of climate change on peacemaking?  A recent study substantiates strong connections between climatic events and human conflict across the globe.

 

Come join us in a conversation about climate change

and its effects on global peace and justice.

Be part of Wisconsin Preach-In on Climate Change – A Moral Call for Climate Action.

 

Sponsors

Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light; Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin;
Citizens Climate Lobby Madison; 350 Madison Climate Action Team;

Pax Christi-Madison; Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice

 

 

Recommended reading

The Inequality of Climate Change
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/the-inequality-of-climate-change/?ref=world&_r=1

Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6151/1235367.abstract
Science 13 September 2013: Vol. 341 no. 6151,  DOI: 10.1126/science.1235367

Climate Change Linked to a Rise in Human Conflict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/130802/climate-change-linked-rise-human-conflict