A Commission on Climate Change has been recently created and developed by the Diocese of Dumaguete for the conservation and protection of the environment.
Commission on Climate Change
The Commission on Climate Change will be one of the many commission that will be developed for the 5 to 10 years roadmap, which was discussed over the weekend at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Complex in Dumaguete. The Diocesan Pastoral Assembly (DPA) at the Macias Complex was attended by thousands of congregational people like priests, religious and lay faithful.
The event assembly was attended by the Dumaguete Bishop Julito Cortes, Fr. Nathaniel Gomez (spokesperson of the diocese) and Fr. Ben Eric Lozada (president of the Dumaguete clergy). All took turns in expressing their beliefs and ideas for the newly created Commission on Climate Change.
Climate Change and the Real Issues
Climate Change (aka Global warming) is referred to the increase of the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system. By the year 2013, a group of scientists in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made the conclusion that one of the main dominant cause for the continued rise of climate change includes human influence.
As part of the Commission on Climate Change, the Diocese of Dumaguete will be taking charge in many actions with people who are “passionate about the environment” as stated by Dumaguete Bishop Julito Cortes. Being very promising to their words, Spokesperson Fr. Nathaniel Gomez said a few words to even more emphasize their passion for the environment.
“We can respond more quickly to disasters and natural calamities, and not only to respond but at least to help mitigate the effects of climate change in this part of the world, here in our diocese”, said Fr. Gomez.