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Revolt: The Kingdom And The Power

Can a new generation of evangelicals change the way Christians think about climate change?
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Revolt: The Kingdom And The Power

Evangelical Christians might be the most powerful voting block in America. They're also far less likely than the general public to believe in human-caused climate change. In this report, we talk with faith leaders, theologians, scientists and other evangelicals rallying around climate change — often on opposing sides of the issue.

Our series "Revolt" explores climate and energy issues in a fresh context focused on Middle America. This is the last of six episodes.

Full source list and bibliography:

- "One in four American adults calls themself an evangelical Christian. That's more than 64 million people." - Pew Research Center

- "Evangelicals are much less likely than the general public to think human activity is to blame for a changing climate." - Pew Research Center

- "In 2016, evangelicals chose Trump over Clinton by a 4-to-1 margin." - Pew Research Center

- "Money and resources do flow from companies like ExxonMobil and the oil and gas billionaire Koch brothers, to think tanks and politicians that reject the mainstream science of climate change. … A very small amount of that also goes to the Cornwall Alliance." - The GuardianDeSmog BlogExxonSecretsSplinter

Young Evangelicals for Climate Action

Katharine Hayhoe

The Cornwall Alliance