Significant climate change as a consequence of human pollution of the atmosphere looks increasingly likely. Some change is already occurring but quite what magnitude of change will occur and what it will bring to different parts of the world remains unknown. Meanwhile, despite the catastrophic forecasts of the dangers that a warming world poses to human and other species, the consumer society of the North continues in its energy hungry path, and the peoples of the South continue to bear the cost. In the face of this uncertain yet impending crisis, does it make sense to speak of a moral response? Michael Northcott argues not only that it does, but that it is essential if we are to avoid further environmental disaster.
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Publisher: Darton Longman Todd; 1.0 edition (19 Mar 2010)
Global warming is the earth’s judgment on the global market empire, and on the heedless consumption it fosters.
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As inequality and oppression rise in human society so domination and destruction come to characterise the human relation to the land and other species. Ecological collapse, local climate change and post-exilic political disenfranchisement are all read by Jeremiah as the consequences of Israel’s neglect of the moral order upheld by true worship.
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By contrast, most modern interpretations of the evidence that the earth’s climate is changing focus exclusively on the material origins of global warming in the history and imperious spread of industrial civilisation.