Gallup: ‘Global warming’ ranks at bottom of Americans’ ENVIRONMENTAL concerns – Concern falls to 1989 levels

So far in 2015, Americans are less worried about global warming than they were just last year when 34 percent said they worried about warming a “great deal.” Gallup’s poll comes after a CNN poll from January found that 57 percent of Americans don’t see global warming as a threat to their lives.

“Americans express greater concern over more proximate threats — including pollution of drinking water, as well as pollution of rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and air pollution — than they do about longer-term threats such as global warming, the loss of rainforests, and plant and animal extinction,” Jones adds.

Americans even seem to be less worried about losing the rainforests than they were in 1989. Worries about animal extinctions have fallen 7 percent since 2000, Gallup notes.…

Sad: Christian Orgs Fail To Address Real Problems Facing Africa – Instead talk AGW

Christian Organisations Fail To Address The Real Problems Facing Africa

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By Paul Homewood http://www.christianpost.com/news/is-fighting-global-warming-the-solution-to-water-shortages-in-kenya-or-elsewhere-135795/ There was a very interesting Op-Ed by Calvin Beisner in the Christian Post last week, reacting to one of the seemingly endless and mindless bangings of the drum by Christian outfits over the perils of climate change. E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D.,is the founder and national spokesman for The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. Late last year a group of evangelical environmentalists associated with the Office of Social Justice (OSJ) of the Christian Reformed Church, after returning from visiting Kenya, were featured in a series of videos titled “Climate Conversation: Kenya in which they say poor Kenyans are suffering from reduced rainfall caused by manmade global warming. “It’s unfortunate, but farmers all over Africa are talking about changing weather patterns,” says Dr. Dennis Garrity, Director General, World Agroforestry Center, U.S.A. “There has been enormous changes in the onset of the rainy season, the length of the rains, the duration and the intensity of drought during the rainy season. And it all fits the scientific evidence that Africa is in fact the area of the world that is going to suffer the most from climate change.” Craig Sorley, Care of Creation Director for Kenya, explains, “Farmers in the past, when I was a young man, always say the rains were so predictable. And now the rains have become very unpredictable. They are playing a guessing game as to when the rains are going to arrive.” A native Kenyan farmer, Margaret, says, “It used to rain in January. But now the rain has changed. It doesn’t come in January. Now it comes in February.” Sorley acknowledges that climate change isn’t the only factor causing water shortages in Kenya. Deforestation is another. Because of it, he says, “a lot of the water that comes to our landscape flows very quickly off of that landscape and goes down into the ocean, and leaves behind a rather dry landscape. I think that’s a combination of not only broader climate change across the globe but also as a result of the damage we have done to ourselves, to our landscapes.” “This issue of climate change can no longer be ignored,” insists Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, OSJ Creation Care Coordinator, U.S.A. “I know it’s divisive, I know that it’s polarized, but that’s not a good enough excuse. I can’t look at the people …