Group Discussion Guide: Caring for Creation

Lesson 2 — The Science of Climate Change

  1. The quality of our conversation surrounding environmental care and policy will improve if we can learn to sort out dubious climate change research from credible climate change research.  

    • In your experience and in your personal network, what is the discussion around climate change like? Where do people get their information about climate change?  

    • What role do our political and religious commitments play in our interpretation of climate science data?  

  2. Part of the reason climate change is such a difficult topic to think about is that it’s paralyzing. It seems to be a problem of impossible proportions.  

    • What is your reaction when you consider the scope of climate change and its potential impacts?  

    • In the face of such staggering realities, what gives you hope for the future of creation?