Siladi and Arifian Discuss Impacts of Climate Change
Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi and Pam Arifian, the Director of the Northeast Environmental Justice Center at Silver Lake Conference Center, held a live video conversation on January 11 to talk about the impacts of climate change and how it shapes the work of the church today and in the future.
The conversation began with reactions to the Second Volume of the National Climate Assessment which was released in November 2018. This report is produced by the U.S. Global Change Research Program and is mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Siladi later asks Arifian to comment on the moral and spiritual responses to the climate crisis. Finally, the conversation dives into the intersectionality of climate change and Justice work.
“Climate intersects with, perpetuates, exacerbates all of it,” says Arifian. “Those who are most marginalized are already and will continue to be impacted the worst or disproportionately so.”