Climate Stew crew member, Rev. Dr. Leah Schade wrote an Op-Ed that was published in the Lexington Herald Ledger. She recognizes that most people are not moved by the traditional talking points when it comes to climate change. She is undeterred. Her response is to consider new talking points about issues that drive the point home.
No matter how much I think the ethics of our faith should be extended to our neighbors within the other-than-human world and to generations of people we will never meet, that is simply not the reality. Humans, generally speaking, care most about their personal circumstances, immediate family and short-term impacts on their wallets.
So why should someone care about climate change? Are there any immediate impacts on our health, family or wallets? As a matter of fact, there are.