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Revolt: The Kingdom And The Power

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

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