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All life is interconnected. From the forest to the sea to humanity itself, each thread of being is woven into a single fabric of existence. We embrace nature’s beauty and are in awe of its power. We care for our environment so that it may sustain life for generations to come, an especially important responsibility because those who are most impacted by environmental destruction are often those with the least power. Creating a sustainable way of life is central to our view of a just and compassionate world.

Join us!  The Green Sanctuary Committee meets on the third Sunday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at UUCL.  Volunteer opportunities range from one day projects to on-going projects with our native garden, recycling, education with children in the Faith Development classes, speakers events, neighborhood clean-ups, Earth Day events, acquiring environmental books for our library, and more. For more information about participating in the Green Sanctuary Committee contact the church or bkyki@yahoo.com.

RESOURCES THAT MAY HELP YOU PONDER THE BROADER IMPLICATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL INSTABILITY AND THE QUESTIONS IT RAISES:

ARTICLES

1.What is environmental security? YALE INSIGHTS

https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrC3TTURqxfJWwABDkPxQt.;_ylu=Y29sbwNiZjEEcG9zAzkEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Ny/RV=2/RE=1605154644/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2finsights.som.yale.edu%2finsights%2fwhat-is-environmental-security/RK=2/RS=wR_kS_O_3o7bNza6lLquefkvzJ8-  

A country runs out of drinkable water. What’s its next move? And how will its actions affect neighboring countries? The national security community has developed data, expertise, and plans for responding to threats caused by environmental problems.

2.“Climate Change and Security in South Asia: Cooperation for Peace” by Lieutenant General Tariq Waseem Ghazi, Former Defense Secretary, Government of Pakistan / Member, Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change.  Institute for Environmental Security (power point (fascinating) 2019 conference)      

https://gcca.eu/sites/default/files/2019-12/3.%20Lieutenant%20General%20Tariq%20Waseem%20Ghazi%20%28Ret%29%20-%20%E2%80%9CClimate%20Change%20and%20Security%20in%20South%20Asia%20Cooperation%20for%20Peace%E2%80%9D.pdf

3.Mass Migration: The Deadliest Factor in Climate Change

There will be ten major migration routes.  November 4, 2020 by EarthTalk   

https://goodmenproject.com/environment-2/mass-migration-the-deadliest-factor-in-climate-change/

4.The Great Climate Migration Has Begun – The New York Times 

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/07/23/magazine/

5.Climate Change Increases the Risk of Violence Against Women

https://unfccc.int/news/climate-change-increases-the-risk-of-violence-against-women

Climate change is recognized as a serious aggravator of gender-based violence. Around the world, climate change-induced crises have also been shown to worsen domestic violence, whether in relation to sexual and reproductive health or discrimination against indigenous communities. Violence against women is not limited to developing countries.

6.Why Climate Change Disproportionately Affects Women… – Global Citizen 

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/how-climate-change-affects-women

Mar 05, 2020 · Women and girls also face higher rates of child marriage, domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking due to climate change. In Malawi, for example, the disruptions of climate change could create 1.5 million additional child brides in the years ahead.

7. How climate change is causing African jihadism and the migration crisis — Exclusive interview with documentary maker Reza Pakravan       www.rt.com/op-ed/506571-climate-change-terrorism       Nov 14, 2020 · Pakravan doesn’t come across as the tree-hugging type, but climate change is an indisputable fact and he’s convinced that it’s the single biggest cause of the region’s issues. Connecting global warming with war and Islamist militantism might not make immediate sense, but it does if you think about it.

VIDEOS

1.The Overlooked Link Between National Security and the Environment | Tami Relph | TEDxSantaBarbara – YouTube

2.How climate change is fueling extremism – CNN 

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/06/world/climate-change-terrorism-extremism-africa-middle-east-intl/index.html       

People whose lives have been devastated by the impacts of climate change are easy targets for extremist militants, experts say.  Author: Isabelle Gerretsen, CNN

3.Climate Change and Terrorist Groups

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyyMwb26-sI    

Our new video, featuring Neil Morisetti and Bert Koenders, sheds light on ongoing discussions and latest research revolving around climate change, non-state armed groups and terrorism.