Over the years, the Rev. Thomas Carr has heard a laundry list of reasons why Connecticut's clergy often shy away from the issue of climate change.
"They are too busy. The issue is too controversial. They can't bring it up because it's become so politicized."
The answer to all those excuses is terribly, deeply simple, according to Carr.
"This is not our planet... It's God's," says Carr, who is now the pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Suffield. "Climate change is the greatest moral challenge, the biggest challenge the human race has ever faced."
That message is the central focus of a first-of-its-kind conference in Hartford...