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12:38 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Clergy And Scientists MeetIng To Discuss Global Climate Change

Ohio scientists and clergy members are scheduled to meet on Sunday to participate in what is called a "Teach-In" on global climate change.

Jason Cervenec of Ohio State University's Byrd Polar Research Center says researchers and clergy will share the science behind climate change, how it's influenced by human behavior, and why it should be addressed sooner rather than later.

OSU's Greg Hitzhusen says the Teach-In fits the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to confront the issues of our time. He says religious communities are learning that climate change is a matter of faith.

The Teach-In will be streamed live from Ohio State and viewed at locations in Columbus, Dayton, Cleveland and Cincinnati. It will be followed by a conversation about how faith leaders may share the information with their congregations, and how to prepare for a "National Preach-In on Climate Change" on February 16th.