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Muslim scholars name climate change as dire threat | RTCC

by Kieran Cooke

Human beings could cause the ending of life on the planet, says a group of Islamic scholars ? and countries round the world, particularly the rich ones, must face up to their responsibilities.

Climate change, they say, is induced by human beings: “As we are woven into the fabric of the natural world, its gifts are for us to savour – but we have abused these gifts to the extent that climate change is upon us.”

The views of the scholars – some of the strongest yet expressed on climate from within the Muslim community – are contained in a draft declaration on climate change to be launched officially at a major Islamic symposium in Istanbul in mid-August.

Source: Muslim scholars name climate change as dire threat | Responding to Climate Change

 

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