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A mentor once observed that it’s not who is right or wrong, but what is real which is important. Honest discussion is essential. “Tribalism” or what the Founders (authors of US Constitution) termed factionalism, is the problem. And Newt Gingrich, the main factionalist of the day, actually declared war on dialog, across party lines. War kills. So we talk past each other, wounding and violating our community, signifying nothing with our warfare.
But your eyeballs don’t lie. So have a look at this satellite animation compiled by NASA and NOAA, and watch 25 years of polar ice disappear in one minute. NOT COOL! Not a hoax. Not fake.
And this brings us to a compelling speaker who is a professor of climate science with an amazing resumé. But get this: she’s also an evangelical Christian! She wants us to talk about the problem of climate change, even tho’ our tribalisms have gotten in the way so often in the past. Don’t miss it! We might learn a few things from each other.