Climate change: A Christian Cleric calls for more trees planting to avoid climatic threats


By: Joy Odor/Kaduna

The General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intercessory Fellowship Pastor Yohanna Buru has observed that waste burning around the globe is worsening air pollution.

Pastor Buru who made this known to newsmen while delivering his Sunday sermon in Gwagyi Villa, Southern part of Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria noted that deforestation also contributing to the increasing threat of climate change and global warming in Africa.

According to him, the foundation of climate started with the beginning of creation, where God created the planets like the Moon, Sun, Earth, waters, the skies, seas, seasons and times like the spring, summer, autumn and winter which is a well-known issue in the Holy Bible that every student of Bible is familiar with.

“God set them on cause, to work according to His plans, purpose and design. The seasons produce the climatic environment or host the climate. And in regards to the issue of climate change, the Holy Bible did not so much talk directly on the issue like climatologists or geologists or ecologists are talking or approaching it”.

“Almost everything about climate change is understood more from the fall of man or sin of man and the eschatological perspective as a sign of end of times.

“The details on this can be seen in the book of Revelation, where Apostle John gave a graphic picture of the sign of end of times. That there will be a drastic change from the climatic perspective and that will affect every aspect of human life.

“In fact, that will cause famine, pestilences, excessive heat, plants, livestock, living things will be affected as they dry up or died. Because of this disaster that will befall the earth as a result of climate change, there will be earthquakes in diverse places, raging of seas or storms and other climatic problems from the climatic, geological, ecological and other environmental problems etc. (Matthew 24; Revelation 6-18)” he ended.

The Christian Cleric concluded by calling on both Christian and Muslims to add more effort in planting trees to save the region from all forms of threat



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