How can you bring deeply religious persons to believe that not all natural phenomenons are god's will, and in particular that humans can actually act against climate change? You need one of them but who's additionally has had the education and talent to make possible the very specific guidance that such a specialized audience requires.
❝Nearly 80 percent of Americans identify as Christians. For Christians, climate change directly intersects with mandates to be responsible for creation, to love others as Christ loved us, and to care for the poor and the needy. Those nations most vulnerable to climate change are the very nations whose inhabitants already suffer from malnutrition, food shortages, water scarcity, and disease. Climate change is deepening the chasm between the “haves” and “have-nots” across the globe. Failing to care about climate change is a failure to love. What is more Christian than to love our global neighbor as ourselves?❞
― Katharine Hayhoe, June 2015
And also "How to talk climate change with Evangelical Christians" (via ):
❝Hayhoe has worked at Texas Tech since 2005. She has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, and wrote the book "A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions" together with her husband, Andrew Farley. She also co-authored some reports for the US Global Change Research Program, as well as some National Academy of Sciences reports, including the 3rd National Climate Assessment, released on May 6, 2014. Shortly after the report was released, Hayhoe said, "Climate change is here and now, and not in some distant time or place," adding that "The choices we're making today will have a significant impact on our future." She has also served as an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment Report.
Hayhoe, who is an evangelical Christian, is the daughter of missionaries. She has stated that admitting her life as a Christian and a scientist is "like coming out of the closet". Her father retired as the science and technology coordinator for the Toronto District School Board and is currently an associate professor of education at Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto. Hayhoe credits her father as an inspiration with regard to her belief that science and religion do not have to conflict with one another. She met her husband, Andrew Farley, while doing graduate studies at the University of Illinois. Farley is a linguist and the pastor of an evangelical church in Lubbock, Texas.❞