Evangelicals applaud the Blue Carbon for our Planet Act

  • Published on July 12th, 2020

By simply protecting God’s creation, we can get up to 37% of the way needed to avoid dangerous levels of global warming. Conserving and restoring blue carbon ecosystems, such as wetlands, estuaries, and tidal marshes, is particularly critical for keeping communities resilient in the face of extreme weather and ensuring a healthy, safe, and stable future for our children.

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By the Evangelical Environmental Network

Blue carbon ecosystems not only remove significant amounts of heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide from the atmosphere but also protect our communities from harmful storm surge and flooding and keep our water clean and fisheries robust for our enjoyment, health, and economy. These beautiful and vital places in God’s creation, however, are disappearing at an alarming rate due to sea level rise and habitat destruction and degradation.

The bipartisan Blue Carbon for Our Planet Act will create a national strategy to protect and restore these critical coastal ecosystems and develop innovative approaches harnessing the power of God’s creation to remove carbon from the atmosphere and combat the harmful impacts of climate change.

The Evangelical Environmental Network applauds Senators Murkowski (R-AL) and Whitehouse (D-RI) for introducing this important bipartisan legislation in the Senate and thanks Representatives Bonamici (D-OR), Posey (R-FL), Beyer (D-VA), and Mast (R-FL) for their leadership on this bill in the House.

(Originally appeared at CreationCare, the website of the Evangelical Environmental Network)

About the Author

EEN is a biblically based ministry dedicated to the care of God's creation. EEN is made up of both individual members who believe in and support our vital ministry and major evangelical organizations who work with EEN to help equip, educate, disciple, network, and mobilze the church for the care of God's creation. Creation-care means caring for all of God's creation by stopping and preventing activities that are harmful (e.g. air and water pollution, species extinction), and participating in activities that further Christ's reconciliation of all of creation to God. Doing creation-care fills us with the joy that only comes from doing the will of God.

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