This is the first in a series of interactive "Bahá'í Conversations on Climate Change." Presenter Christine Muller will address the following questions:
What are the major risks for humankind today?
What are the conclusions of the Global Risk Report 2020 by the World Economic Forum?
What do the Baha'i teachings say about potential future risks?
What does this mean for us living in these critical times?
Other talks in the series are to be scheduled, and will include:
How Will Climate Change Affect All of Us?
Many people all over the world are already suffering or even dying because of the impacts of climate change such as heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, more extreme storms, floods, and sea-level rise. How does this affect our belief in the oneness of humankind, and how can this spiritual principle guide us in our actions to mitigate climate change?
Why is the Earth Warming and What Can We Do about it?
Knowing more about the causes of global warming and what can be done to slow it down empowers us for meaningful actions. It will also make us think more deeply about the meaning of justice, the “best beloved of all things”.
What Do Scientists Say Needs to Be Done to Avoid a Climate Catastrophe? - The Spiritual Challenge of Climate Change
What are the projections for the future? How urgent is the issue of climate change really? How quickly do we need to act? It is now a widely accepted view that knowledge about climate change is not sufficient for human behavioral change. How can the Baha'i teachings motivate and guide our actions?
The Interconnectedness of Climate Change with other Environmental and Social Problems
Climate Change cannot be solved in isolation. How can we alleviate poverty, feed increasing numbers of people, and bring the Earth's climate system back into balance? What can we Baha'is and other people of faith do to bring healing to the Earth and its peoples?