Inspiring Faith to Climate Action

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

In 2015, Pope Francis released Laudato Si, an encyclical on climate change, which called for developed nations to take immediate action on reducing greenhouse gases. The encyclical was rooted in the argument that the world’s poorest three billion people are going to suffer the worst consequences of climate change. Now as sea-level rise, extreme heat waves, and historic flooding of farmlands become our new normal, this panel will discuss how religious leaders across faiths are embracing being better stewards of the planet, framing climate action as a moral issue, and helping the world embrace solutions. Hear from leading climate scientists, ministers and young evangelicals working to appeal to faith-based hearts and minds.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Katharine Hayhoe

Texas Tech University

photo of Veerabhadran Ramanathan
Veerabhadran Ramanathan

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego

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Matt Russell

Iowa Interfaith Power & Light

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Melody Zhang


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