Climate change is an important global issue. Barak Obama has recently spoken out about it and even One Direction have joined the discussion. Now religious leaders have been adding their support…
Engage students with comments from the Pope and Islamic leaders on climate change.
Climate change was given worldwide attention through an encyclical from the Pope on 18th June, explaining his latest teaching. He states that human activity in developed industrialised countries is doing the most damage to the climate; http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/world/europe/pope-francis-in-sweeping-encyclical-calls-for-swift-action-on-climate-change.html?_r=0
1.6 billion Muslims have been called on to play an active role in tackling climate change by Islamic leaders. Furthermore they want all nations and their leaders to commit to a zero emissions strategy ASAP;
This is an excellent opportunity to get a discussion going in your classroom on a very topical issue.