Thought for the day 10 May

10 Christian Aid Week (10-16) Rising sea levels
Christian Aid Week this year is focussing on Climate Change and Climate Justice. One of the effects of Climate Change is the melting of the polar ice caps, and rising sea levels. Countries like the Maldives and some of the Pacific coral atoll nations are worried about their very existence if levels rise as threatened. It is very serious for them, but it isn’t just a problem for ‘far away places’. We have seen flooding at the Quay, in Knoxland, on the A82 at Milton, on the rail line to Helensburgh – and that’s without high winds driving in large waves. What would Dumbarton be like if sea levels rose, say, 2metres/7 feet? How many houses, shops, leisure facilities (football ground, Meadow Centre), public buildings (Council Offices, Knoxland School etc), road and rail links might be affected? (and if you live somewhere else and follow this, how might your community, or your favourite seaside place, be affected?)

Lord, Climate Change affects all of us. Help us to be aware of the ways in which it affects us, and be ready to speak out demanding action before it’s too late
PS Achiltibuie and Ben More Coigach, Wester Ross

The Church of Scotland – Scottish Charity Number SC011353 This email transmission is privileged, confidential and intended solely for the person or organisation to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you must delete the message immediately without processing it further and you are asked to notify us of the error by email to the sender. All messages passing through this gateway are checked for viruses but you are strongly recommended to check for viruses using your own virus scanner as the Church of Scotland will not take responsibility for any damage caused as a result of virus infection.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *