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A Moral Climate - time to stop and think
on 13 September 2007
This book goes way beyond suggesting that we all turn our thermostats down a couple of degrees and buy a few energy saving lightbulbs.
In a surprisingly readable style, Professor Northcott argues that western society's preoccupation with making money has both made us unhappier and the climate more unstable.
It's time for a radical shift, he says, led by a movement of 'ordinary' churchgoers and members of the public. If we slow down and remind each other that humans are meant to be connected to the earth we live in, then we will be more content, and our carbon footprint will reduce.
He's in complete agreement with climate scientists who say the world is warming up, and wants a UN backed global framework to force governments, multinational organisations and financial institutions to cut down their greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late.
Definitely a book to make you think.