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September 26, 2014

Protect the poor – from climate change policies

by CJ Orach - peopleneedpower

Climate policies that condemn the poor to death by fuel poverty are immoral.

Watts Up With That?

Cornwall Alliance works to ensure reliable, affordable energy for poor families worldwide

poor-energy-cooking-fire| Guest essay by Paul Driessen |

In a more rational, moral, compassionate, scientifically literate world, this Cornwall declaration would not be needed. It assesses the “far-reaching, costly policies” that the world’s governments are adopting, supposedly to prevent global warming and climate change. It calls on governments to focus instead on protecting the poor, who desperately need the affordable energy that those policies circumscribe.

The declaration was crafted by the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. This coalition of theologians, faith leaders, scientists, and economic, environmental and policy experts is committed to safeguarding God’s entire creation: not just the Earth and its wildlife, but the people who also inhabit our wondrous planet, especially the poorest among us. More than 150 have already signed the declaration.

The declaration lists ten reasons to “oppose harmful climate change policies.” It…

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