Category: Climate Change

Creativity and Comedy–a well-needed distraction

Vigil for victims of Orlando shooting at LGBTQ club (credit ABC news)

Vigil for victims of Orlando shooting at LGBTQ club (credit ABC news)

Suffering is a constant companion

Like many people I feel paralyzed this week even as I press through to get work done. It’s hard to wrap one’s head around the future threats we face from climate change when the heart is so filled with anger and grief over the relentless assaults against LGBTQ bodies and lives today, particularly trans people and especially trans people of color who have been living under the threat and reality of extreme chronic violence for years.

snuffedoutcandlesimgThe scale of the recent Orlando shooting is staggering; just as the number of names read at Transgender Day of Remembrance and the level of violence they endure are crushingly overwhelming.

Yes we have work to do and all that but the need to mourn and rage cannot be ignored. Grief is work and stirs up so much inner turmoil from the many injustices seen and faced that have been stuffed away daily in order to survive.

And I am someone far removed from the recent violence. I think of Puerto Rico where more than half the victims have family. The LGBTQ community there has been hit hard again. But this violence ripples far touching many people from all backgrounds. It reminds us of our past pains and current fears. It disrupts the narratives that so often comfort us about things getting better, a truth that is often not balanced with the harsh reality of how recent and tentative and selective the advancements are.

Steet-Art-by-L7m-in-Guarda-PortugalI write simply to make sense of my feelings and to acknowledge that this shit is hard. And obviously much harder for those closer to the tragedy.

Like many people I have needed distractions from the collective pain that has paralyzed many of us as we process the devastating tragedies in Orlando, Florida and the massive loss of life with the death and injuries of LGBTQ people, many of whom where Puerto Rican.

Finding comfort and escape through creative work

To comfort myself I have turned to food, obsessive Internet browsing and social media, porn, prayer, and gardening.

Working for myself at home this week has meant I’ve needed to detach from the Internet and plug myself into some creative work. Out of pain comes creativity and even comedy. I do find something comforting about creating art–even short silly videos with serious messages in them.

Climate_Stew_Logo_Square1400x1400-e1410789042367This week I produced the 50th and final episode of the Climate Stew podcast. I imagine most people who read my blog have not yet heard this show–most people don’t listen to podcasts. How can I describe it? Imagine a show produce in an NPR studio with some queer activists, a climate scientist, and the cast of MadTV (which I hear is coming back!)

The final show is a celebration, but also audio performance art with lots of storytelling and comedy.

Marvin Bloom

Marvin Bloom

Using comedy to explore violence and oppression

I have had a running feud between two of my characters–Marvin Bloom and Elizabeth Jeremiah. He is gay and married to a trans man; she is straight, and out and proud Conservative Evangelical preacher. As you can imagine, they get into lots of tussles. But in a surprising twist, we discover why Elizabeth Jeremiah has been so hard on Marvin. Her backstory is no doubt the first on a climate-themed podcast.

You can listen to Climate Stew (all 50 episodes) on iTunesStitcherTuneIn RadioSoundCloudSpreaker Radio, or Listen here  on our site.

How about you sit back or go for a walk and plug in Ep 50 of Climate Stew!

And see Elizabeth Jeremiah for yourself. She shares a recent revelation she has had about the secret polluting life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Elizabeth Jeremiah and Generational Curses

Back in the day when I attended Pentecostal Holiness churches, in addition to believing most people were chock full of demons, my ministers also warned us of generational curses. The sins of the fathers fall upon the heads of the sons to the third and fourth generation.

Is it a Demon, a Curse, or Both??

When no amount of repenting rid us of our homosexual inclinations, the ministers assumed we have a naughty ancestor (usually a sailor) who must have diddled with another man. As a result, like a demonic gene mutation, the man on man lust got passed along to us. They insisted we must break the power of these curses if we wish to live a good, clean life in the future.

Well, drawing on that experience, I present to you Elizabeth Jeremiah, a fierce minister of the Gospel, with a word for you. And like often happens with this character, she doesn’t end up where you might expect her to go.

Introducing Elizabeth Jeremiah!

Dr. James Hansen and Me? Seriously??

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My man, writer Glen Retief consulting the rail map

These days I get to move in and out of weird circles and meet some pretty extraordinary people. With my husband deep in the world of writing, I have the absolute joy (and at times anxiety-filled doubts) about meeting amazing writers. Breakfast with Melissa Banks, lunch with Carolyn Forche, dinner with Lydia Davis, a chat with Claudia Rankine and G.C. Waldrop, and drinks with Garth Greenwell. As soon as we finish, I feel compelled to dive into a book, well 12 of them.

After years of LGBTQ activism, I have gotten to know a bunch of smart, passionate, and powerful queer folks like Scott Turner Schofield, Abigail Jensen, and Zack Ford.

Now that I am in the world of climate change and climate action, I find myself getting all giddy around a whole new set of luminaries. I am compiling a list of climate action figures. In the past year I have had close encounters with Elizabeth Kolbert, Katherine Hayhoe, José Lobo, and Halldór Björnsson.

When it comes to climate change, perhaps the Biggest Action Figure of them All is Dr. James Hansen.

He is best known for his research in climatology, his 1988 Congressional testimony on climate change that helped raise broad awareness of global warming, and his advocacy of action to avoid dangerous climate change. In recent years he has become a climate activist to mitigate the effects of climate change, on a few occasions leading to his arrest. -Wikipedia

I heard Dr. Hansen speak twice before, both times at the Citizens Climate Lobby annual international conference. He was swamped by eco-fans; I was too shy to elbow my way in and I worried I might step on someone’s sandaled clad feet or get snagged on someone’s 100% natural hemp poncho.

I will get nice and close to Dr. Hansen when he speaks at Arcadia University on Friday March 4 as part the regional gathering of Citizens Climate Lobby. Armed with my audio recorder, I may even grab an interview with the Hansen himself.

As the leader of my local Citizens Climate Lobby chapter, I will attend the conference AND on Saturday March 5 I will perform a special presentation: Confessions of a Climate Action Figure. It is a comedy routine about the weird new world of climate activism, well weird and new to me.

If you are able to come to the conference, which is right outside of Philadelphia, check out the website for more information. Come and see Dr. Hansen open for me 😛

Citizens Climate Lobby Mid-Atlantic Region Annual Conference March 4-6, 2016 Arcadia University

 

Featured image of James Hansen by Robert Shetterly 

A Biblical Approach to Climate Change (part 3 of 3) Joseph’s amazing adaptation plan?

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Coat?!? My NIV Study Bible points me to the only other reference to the same garment: 2 Samuel 37:3 “the kind of garment the virgin daughters of the king wore.”

After questioning the idea of being Stewards of the Earth, and concluding that perhaps we are more like parasites and taking a new view of the passage about blaspheming the Holy Spirit, we end our three part series with the story of Joseph in Genesis.

One can easily read the book of Genesis with an eye towards water. So many wells. So many conflicts over wells. Then there are the droughts. The book is loaded with climate migrants escaping famine in search of greener pastures.

In my own Bible scholarship, I spend time on Joseph in Genesis, highlighting the gender differences between his father Jacob/Israel and his uncle Esau. If you have seen my performance lecture, Transfigurations–Transgressing Gender in the Bible, you know how I explore Joseph’s gender differences both in what he wears and how he acts. If you haven’t seen it, here is a video from a presentation I did at Friends General Conference in 2012.

There also is a climate connection with Joseph. As Neil Grungras pointed out to me, he predicts climate change and devises a plan to adapt. During each the 7 years of amazing crops, he stores 5% of the bumper crop. Then during the 7 very lean, dry, famine years, there is food for the people. Ah, but as Fr. Joao Gwann Xerri, who I met in Malta years ago, suggested, Joseph’s plan was effective but unjust. In order to get the food from pharaoh it cost the people dearly.

gn41_25-32First Joseph gave out grain if the people paid for it with the money they had. When they ran out of money, he took all their livestock. Still the famine raged on. If they wanted food from Pharaoh’s emergency manager, they needed to pay for it. The people begged for relief.

Why should we and our land perish before your very eyes? Take us and our land in exchange for food, and we will become Pharaoh’s slaves and our land his property; only give us seed, that we may survive and not perish, and that our land may not turn into a waste.”

 So Joseph acquired all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh. Each of the Egyptians sold his field, since the famine weighed heavily upon them. Thus the land passed over to Pharaoh, and the people were reduced to slavery, from one end of Egypt’s territory to the other. Genesis 47:19-21

Breaking this story down for us is my favorite character, Marvin Bloom. Listen to his telling of this important story. I think there might be a lesson for us today. (transcript below)

Transcript

Marvin Bloom

Marvin Bloom

Hi, This is Marvin, Marvin Bloom, and this is your moment with Marvin

Have you ever seen the musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. I like the book version better, in the book of Genesis, in the Bible. It has more details and less singing.

So Joseph is one of the youngest kids in a large blended family. His father Jacob, who changes his name to Israel has at least four sexual partners, I mean wives, I mean I don’t understand that lifestyle at all. Anyway there is a lot of tension in the family about inheritance rights; who’s gonna get all the stuff?

Since Joesph is the favorite son, and a bit of a brat, his brothers get rid of him. They ship him off to Egypt where he becomes a slave. He then gets in trouble, does jail time and ultimately becomes 2nd in command of the whole kingdom. And then he saves his family from starvation.

grainery-in-egyptAnd that is the part that is interesting to me—the climate part of it. You see Pharaoh was having weird dreams. They hauled Joseph out of prison to interpret them. It was his thing. He said there would be 7 years of amazing weather with huge harvests. Then he warned of 7 years afterwards of horrible drought, famine, and potential starvation. He predicted temporary climate change AND he came up with an adaptation plan.

He suggested that Pharaoh grow as much grain as possible and stash it away in storage for a rainy day, well, many days with no rain. Then when the people are hungry and needy, there is food for them. And it was a successful plan. Thefamine hit and Pharaoh had mountains of food to feed a starving nation.

It was an effective plan, but it was not a just plan. It wasn’t fair. There is no such thing as a free lunch. In order to get Pharaoh’s grain, people had to sell everything they had and give it to the ruler. This turned Pharaoh into the ultimate 1% leading to oppression and slavery.

So what lesson do I get from this? In coming up with solutions to address the physical needs of people in a time of climate change, we need to calculate how the plan affects people’s right. Because climate change is a human rights issue.

This is Marvin and this has been your moment with Marvin.

I snapped when yet another climate denier story circulated

As many of you know, I write a lot about climate change. As a result, lots of my supportive friends send me articles about climate change. Many of these are about climate deniers. In fact, I get swamped with these stories. Then I see the same climate denier stories go round and round on social media. Some environmental organizations even use these stories to raise more money and enlarge their email list

I have had enough. One problem with these climate denier stories is that they take up so much energy and space at the expense of far more important stories. Maybe it is my peace loving Quaker sensibilities that recoils at how climate deniers get dehumanized and further conflict grows. Today Huffington Post Green published a piece I wrote calling for an end to the spread of these types of stories on social media. Here is an excerpt:

IMG_1633Sure we recycle, change a bunch of lightbulbs, eat less meat and post stories about yet another Conservative who refuses to read the handwriting that is clearly visible on the wall. But for many of us, those acts absolve us from any further responsibility. By calling out and mocking the extreme climate denier, we shield ourselves from the ways that we are not fully embracing the enormity of global warming.

The article you posted is not a climate story. This is a partisan story that actually distracts people from looking at real climate stories. It is also one that ignores liberal lawmakers, who say they are concerned about climate change but do not seriously address it. Our promoting this denier story over many other much more vital stories undermines progress.

As we share it over and over, we also widen the gap between “us and them” as we dehumanize those people who have not yet acknowledged the reality and severity of climate change. We reduce them to simply “deniers” — ignorant hacks devoid of emotional complexity, values and reasoning. These attitudes extend beyond our opinion of denying lawmakers, but also to our family, friends and co-workers.

Read the entire story at Huffington Post: Enough With the Stories About Climate Deniers!
Featured images: Old Enemy, New Victim by Tony Matelli at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art
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Not Our First Rodeo. LGBTQ people have lessons from history to share

I remember when I first came out and began to read about LGBTQ people in history and literature. It struck me that we are a people with a history who have made a mark on the world. I think every marginalize group finds that empowering, especially when pushed down by the mainstream.

In looking at LGBTQ recent history, it is hard to avoid the HIV/AIDS Crisis. It affected more than just gay men, but so many trans women, queer youth, people of color both in the USA and on the African Continent and the Caribbean. Our ancestors faced a plague in the midst of a government that refused to acknowledge the problem, let alone act. So LGBTQ people acted up.

This week I interview Rev. Nancy Wilson who was on the front lines of the HIV/AIDS Crisis (originally called GRID–Gay Related Immune Deficiency) in Los Angeles. Her short powerful interview reveals much about our resiliency and the lessons we have to share today.

Enjoy: Episode 24 Not Our First Rodeo–HIV/AIDS and Climate Change

My Journey from Frightened Ex-Gay to Queer Climate Comic

I realize I talk a lot about global warming and how I do not see it as an environmental issue, but a very human issue, an LGBTQ issue, a faith issue, and a justice issue. But I have not share a lot personally about how that is and how I got all caught up in the climate parade. This week on the Climate Stew Show, I get personal and reveal how I went from being a queer Bible comic scholar guy to the host of Climate Stew.

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My very first promo card deigned by Tina Encarnacion

 

Here’s an excerpt:

Perhaps it’s time that I tell you a little of my own story. For those who know me and the work that I have done over the past 12 years, it is surprising that I have jumped onto the climate action wagon. Truth be told, I’m not really an environmentalist. Not that I don’t care about the planet. But when I say I’m not an environmentalist, I mean that it has not been the focus of my activism until now. It’s not my jam. I have worked primarily as an LGBTQ rights advocate and as a scholar looking at gender non-conforming people in the Bible. I’ve been concerned with religious violence against LGBTQ people and have tried to tell stories that bring out our humanity. Using my voice, my comedy, and my art to address the climate crisis? That’s something new.

Let me give you some back story: As a kid in the Catholic Church growing up in New York, I seriously considered becoming a priest. I felt a stirring to know God and serve God. At age 17 I left the Catholic Church to study at a Christian and Missionary Alliance College. As an Evangelical Christian, I then determined to be a missionary in a foreign country telling the good news of Jesus. For nearly 20 years that’s what I pursued doing mission work in New York City, Ecuador, and Zambia. But I had an abiding problem that interfered with my Christian service. I was a guy attracted to other guys, which was forbidden in the churches I chose to attend. From the age of 17 I desperately tried to de-gay myself.. I spent 17 years and over $30,000 on three continents in hopes that I would find the elusive key to become straight and more masculine. I believed a lot of faulty science mixed in with Bible teachings. Bad science mixed with biased ideology inspired destructive choices.

You can hear the whole piece over at the latest episode of Climate Stew where we even speculate about how will we cope with warmer winters. I mean, what about all the winter sports?!? Some creative solutions ahead.

In which I talk baby talk…

It gets weirder. In episode nine of Climate Stew I interview an infant who is pretty darn smart when it comes to global warming and air pollution. We also dive deep into the seas to try and figure out where all the heat is going, and from the year 2164 we learn about the role of the artist in climate history. As always we have great music.  Listen here or on  iTunes, and Stitcher.

Want to see Me and Marvin Bloom and Timothy Meadows live and on stage? See the full tour schedule.

A Scientist Straightens Me Out–Well Kinda

I recently sat down with Dr. Kathy Straub, an atmospheric scientist who does research and teaches at Susquehanna University. She dispelled some climate change myths that her undergraduate students carry with them into the classroom. Turns out all that carbon footprint calculating doesn’t make much difference. I know shocking, right? If you have 12 minutes, turn on the Climate Stew Show which you can hear on iTunes and Stitcher or listen directly from the Climate Stew Website.

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The global warming show that is not afraid to be funny

This is not your typical gloom and doom global warming freak the shit out of you and then make you feel guilty climate change program. Infused with hope and humor, you will  have a laugh and may even learn something. I also include some wonderful music from the Dusted Wax Kingdom label. Wow, they have so many great artists and albums.

Queer Synchroblog: Coming out for Climate in weird religious ways

Every four years I take part in Fr. Shay Kearns’s Queer Theology Synchroblog. Today is the day again and there are some amazing blog posts out there (scrool to the bottom.) This year’s theme is Coming/Going, which opens up many blogging opportunities. Those of you who follow me know that my head and heart have been gripped by the reality of climate change, and I have been seeking for creative ways to convey a message that is serious, hopeful and even humorous.

Stripping the climate talk of fear and guilt is an act of queerness. Tying that queer climate talk with old time religious, well, that may be just the ticket for a queer quirky Quaker like me. For this year’s Queer Theology Synchroblog the transcript and the audio of episode four of the Climate Stew show staring church lady Elizabeth Jeremiah. I reached back to my repressive gay reparative therapy days and use some of the very same oppressive Pentecostal Holiness teachings that kept me bound to deliverance ministries and other extreme religious sports. I then apply these to greenhouse gas pollution. 

The entire transcript is below and you can also Listen here or on  iTunes, and Stitcher.

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Links

Scientists trace extreme heat in Australia to Climate Change.
How Coal is Formed
Generational Curses and Naughty Gay DNA?

Music Credits

Over and Over from Five Song Demo by Mark Chadwick
The Association News Theme by Jake Hallman
Muhammad Ali from Curses from Past Times by ProleteR
Dream On on Lush Life by Poldoore

Episode Four Transcript

Intro

Welcome to Episode Four of the Climate Stew Podcast. Last time we brought you sounds and voices from the Peoples Climate March, and I adopted some sort of chill Roman Mars 99% Invisible podcast speaking voice. But I’m back with my normal voice and we are ready to serve you a delicious melange in three segments. Special guest Elizabeth Jeremiah, who has an offbeat view of the natural and the supernatural worlds, is our main feature today followed by Timothy Meadows with an update from the future looking at the past to help us see how we might address global warming in the present.

But first the news

News

In our one climate change news story today we learn that scientists have at last connected an extreme weather event directly to global warming. Our correspondent, Tony Buffusio in the Bronx reads directly from the New York Times:

“Thank you Peterson, I have the article right here, and I quote: ’The savage heat waves that struck Australia last year were almost certainly a direct consequence of greenhouse gases released by human activity, researchers said Monday. It is perhaps the most definitive statement climate scientists have made tying a specific weather event to global warming.

Five groups of researchers, (ok, not just five researchers but five groups from all over the world) using distinct methods, analyzed the heat that baked Australia for much of 2013 and continued into 2014, briefly shutting down the Australian Open tennis tournament in January when the temperature climbed to 111 degrees Fahrenheit. (And that’s in January our coldest month of the year which of course is backwards for those people over there)

 A tennis fan tried to cool off at the Australian Open in January. Temperatures reaching 111 paused the tournament. Narendra Shrestha/European Pressphoto Agency

A tennis fan tried to cool off at the Australian Open in January. Temperatures reaching 111 paused the tournament. Narendra Shrestha/European Pressphoto Agency

 

All five research groups came to the conclusion that last year’s heat waves could not have been as severe without the long-term climatic warming caused by human emissions.’ Which sounds like they’re saying farts, but I know it’s bigger than that. Yeah, so there you have it. Back to you Peterson in the studio.”

Uh, Thank you Tony.

Climate scientists up to now have been unable to prove that recent severe weather incidents were caused by climate change, but in this case no climate model that looks at only natural factors could possibly account for the extreme heat in Australia; carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are the most likely factors. Further proof that things are heating up and we need to act up for climate and maybe reschedule the Australian Open.

Main Section: Elizabeth Jeremiah And Generational Curses

This is Elizabeth Jeremiah from the Elizabeth Jeremiah Global Worldwide Ministries in Jesus. I requested to appear on this radio podcast internet transmission to share a concern I have for you—one that potentially affects generations to come. What I’m talking about of course are generational curses. In my church we warn people that their actions today have consequences for our children and our children’s children’s children. (can we please turn off that music?)

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Oh I hear you saying, “But Elizabeth Jeremiah, I don’t have any children.” To which I reply, “Well, then, I will pray for you.”

No, our actions for good or bad have repercussions like ripples on the ocean that reach far beyond us. Exodus chapter 36 verse 7 states that the iniquity of the fathers will fall upon the sons, and upon the son’s son, unto the third and to the fourth generations. Oh, and this applies to mothers and daughters too; God is not a respecter of persons.

Now normally the generational curse example I like to give is homosexuality. And before you jump down my throat, let me just say I am the most tolerant person I know when it comes to the homosexual. In fact, my best friend’s cousin gets her hair done by a homosexual and we are faithful to pray for that man and his partner, Pablo, who isn’t even American, but apparently has all his papers in order.

No I discern that many of you in the listening audience are secular humanists, so I will give you an example of a generational curse that makes sense for you: Carbon Dioxide. Thank the Lord that he created this wonderful chemical compound that is filled with energy and with the wonder working power of the sun, no not the Son of God but the sun in the sky that God created.

Carbon Dioxide, which we breath out by the way, is held high up in the heavenly firmament, which you call the atmosphere, and moves about and warms the planet, otherwise our earthly home would just be a dead frozen rock, like the hearts of some people I have known.

150 years ago our ancestors, bless their hearts, hoping to better themselves began to burn coal in factories.  Now a one foot pile of coal condenses the energy of 10 feet of decomposed trees and plants—so a lot of bang for the buck. Our people burnt the coal and then the petroleum which is even more energized.

God had created the perfect system that recycles, mmmm, I know y’all like that word, a system that recycles carbon dioxide through trees and the oceans giving us clean air. But the system got overburdened and just couldn’t keep up. And this is NOT God’s fault!

I hate it when people asked, “If God is so good, why is there still evil in the world?” Well it is because people are evil, selfish, wasteful, vengeful creatures. We’ve behaved like those awful tenants in the vineyard Jesus preached about, who were given land to care for but instead squandered God’s riches like a whore-hungry, drug-addled prodigal son or husband.

Our ancestors, Father forgive them for they knew not what they did, did not know that a single molecule of carbon dioxide which is smaller than an angel on a pinhead, remains in the heavenly firmament stockpiling one on top of each other for a hundred years ultimately disrupting the seasons and bringing disasters and woe upon all our heads, especially for those poor people in Africa.gencursessmallthumb1

But here is the Good News—we have the power to break a generational curse and turn it into a blessing. How? Repentance, just repent of your evil polluting ways. Oh, and I am NOT talking about sitting around self-indulgently calculating your personal carbon footprint and feeling all good about yourselves. No we need national repentance, we need to turn from our sinful fossil fuel lifestyles and go in whole a new direction. Instead of a curse, we shall give unto our offspring a blessing of clean air and a stable planet.

The Lord God Almighty gives his firm promise to us in 2 Chronicles chapter 7: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Hmmm, that’s God’s good stuff, now.

Oh, and on a side note, if you want to know how I talk about generational curses in the churches where I teach, just substitute carbon dioxide with homosexuality.

This has been Elizabeth Jeremiah from the Elizabeth Jeremiah Global Worldwide Ministries in Jesus. May God richly bless you and keep you and your whole household too.

That Day in Climate History

I am Timothy Meadows, It is Saturday October 6, 2164 and time for “That Day in Climate History.” The massive heat waves of 2017 and 2018 caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people—mostly elderly, infants, and those with respiratory ailments, in Southern Europe, Northern Africa, North America, and Australia. While governments struggled to keep up with disaster relief, in the spring of 2019 a group of clergy met to develop strategies to protect the most vulnerable in their communities.

First conceived in Albuquerque, New Mexico by a Muslim Imam, a Jewish Rabbi, a Christian minister, and a Pagan High Priestess, the Summer Sanctuary Project opened the doors to places of worship and provided places of refuge when people could not afford to run expensive air conditioning units. In retrofitted mosques, synagogues, churches, and temples, community members stayed cool and safe for up to two weeks at a time during the extremely hot summer of 2019. The pilot project proved so successful that it was quickly adopted by other places of worships along with gender queer community centers, local schools, and town halls.

By 2020 the Climate Sanctuary Movement expanded to create safe spaces during times of all types of extreme weather with the unexpected positive outcome of deepening community ties leading to greater cooperation and peace. It is estimated that by 2022 the Climate Sanctuary Movement saved over 2 million lives. On this day in 2164 we remember that day in Climate History.

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Closing:

You have made it to the end of episode four of Climate Stew Podcast. Thank you for listening. Please feel very free to share this podcast with your friends through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Email—you get the point. As a new podcast we need your help to let people know that there are fun ways of talking about the serious issue of global warming. Soon I will tour the North America with stops in Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Portland, Vancouver, BC and more. Check out www.petersontoscano.com for more information. You can see a complete transcript of today’s program, along with show notes and music credits over at www.climatestew.com Special thanks to Jane Brazell, Glen Retief, oh, and Joe G who with just a tank top and super short cutoff jeans completely altered the climate at the Iowa State Fair.


 

2014 Queer Synchroblog Contributors

* Fr. Shay Kearns Coming Into My Own

* Schrodinger’s Triceratops Coming/Going

* Mackenzian Coming Back To Prayer

* Wally Coming Out

* Andrew/Amanda A Journey of Coming and Going

* Rev. Liz Edman Coming and Going in the Wilderness

* The Fugitive Minister You’re Right

* A Queer Calling In Which We Decide To Go To Church

* Wall Of Illusion Coming, Going, Staying

* Holy Ghost Heretic Coming/Going

* Jonas Weaver Listening to the Old Bray of My Heart

* Mark Dixon Welcome Home

* Peterson Toscano Coming Out for Climate in Weird Religious Ways

* P Synchroblog Entry

* Jamie S Hill Dancing With My Shadow

* Seamus D Coming and Going

* Maggie Starr Synchroblog Entry

* Crumbs at the Feast Good To Come, Better to Go

* Sarah Moon And Though I Find Here No Permanent Dwelling…

* Delfin Bautista The Struggle of Rebirth: A Catholic Coming Out

* Brian Gerald Murphy Be Gentle