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Climate Change Worst Crisis of Them All, Cape Speaker-To-Be Says

October 22, 2019

Climate change is worse than Original Sin, the Great Flood, the bubonic plague, World War I, World War II, and international communism, according to an expert planning to speak on Cape Cod this coming weekend.

“This is the largest crisis humans have ever faced — how to assist the flourishing life systems and especially help the poor and those most vulnerable around the world,” wrote Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-founder and director of the Yale Forum on Religion & Ecology, in an email message from China to The Cape Cod Times.

Tucker didn’t specifically mention other crises in her comments cited by the Cape Cod Times, but she ranked climate change as the top crisis in the history of the world.

She plans to speak Saturday, October 26 at the second annual Faith and Science Forum at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Chatham. The event is co-sponsored by the Woods Hole Research Center and the Faith Communities Environmental Network.

A senior at Nauset Regional High School in Eastham who is vice president of the school’s Green Club, president of the Youth Against Plastic Pollution Club, and president of the Garden Club also plans to participate in the panel discussion.

One of the presenters is Dan Wolf, founder of Cape Air and a former Democratic state senator and 2014 candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor.

The event is called “Cape Cod Climate Change:  Taking Action.”

People who attend “will be given the opportunity to commit to either an action or an organization that is doing something about climate change,” according to The Cape Cod Times, which also describes the fight against climate change as an attempt at “avoiding a disaster scenario in which sea rise will overwhelm many coastal cities with killer heat waves, droughts and more intense storms causing famine, poverty and the dislocation of populations fleeing uninhabitable parts of the world.”

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