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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: S.P.C.K. Publishing (20 Aug. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0281061904
  • ISBN-13: 978-0281061907
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.7 x 21.6 cm
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Robert White was appointed to the academic staff at Cambridge University in 1981 and to the Chair of Geophysics in 1989. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1994. He runs a research group in the Department of Earth Sciences investigating the dynamic earth. In 2006, he and Denis Alexander founded the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St Edmund's College, Cambridge.

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In the summer of 2008 eighteen theologians and scientists, all experts in their fields, gathered at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge, UK. For three days they discussed, debated and challenged each other to find solutions to the world's environmental problems, "bringing theology as it were down to earth and seeking to give wings to science and technology." This book is the result of that long weekend.
The book firstly reinforces the seriousness of the problem we call climate change, leaving the reader in little doubt as to the scientific validity of the claims. It then looks at the causes and possible solutions. But more than that, it makes a valuable contribution to Christian thinking on the many different issues involved.
Yes, we are told, of course we have to reduce our greenhouse gas omissions, but we have to also adapt to the changes that are already happening around us, that are unavoidable - for example by improving water defences, land and water management, initiating crop breeding programmes, because we have to face the fact that we will get more erosion, flooding, drought, heat. And much of this action we clearly cannot do on our own as individuals. Yes we need government commitment, but we also need the determination of us all. Governments can provide incentives and encouragement, and we can influence our governments, by engaging with members of parliament, councillors, etc.
The root causes of our unsustainable behaviour are listed by John Houghton as ignorance (we didn't know), denial (we didn't want to know), procrastination (not now), and lack of will (we knew but didn't do). After reading the book I am left in no doubt as to the real dangers we now face.
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I ordered this for my parents as they particularly asked for it for Christmas. It arrived very quickly and was very well packaged. It looks a very interesting book but I've not read it as it is a Christmas present gift.
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In the summer of 2008 eighteen theologians and scientists, all experts in their fields, gathered at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge, UK. For three days they discussed, debated and challenged each other to find solutions to the world's environmental problems, "bringing theology as it were down to earth and seeking to give wings to science and technology." This book is the result of that long weekend.
The book firstly reinforces the seriousness of the problem we call climate change, leaving the reader in little doubt as to the scientific validity of the claims. It then looks at the causes and possible solutions. But more than that, it makes a valuable contribution to Christian thinking on the many different issues involved.
Yes, we are told, of course we have to reduce our greenhouse gas omissions, but we have to also adapt to the changes that are already happening around us, that are unavoidable - for example by improving water defences, land and water management, initiating crop breeding programmes, because we have to face the fact that we will get more erosion, flooding, drought, heat. And much of this action we clearly cannot do on our own as individuals. Yes we need government commitment, but we also need the determination of us all. Governments can provide incentives and encouragement, and we can influence our governments, by engaging with members of parliament, councillors, etc.
The root causes of our unsustainable behaviour are listed by John Houghton as ignorance (we didn't know), denial (we didn't want to know), procrastination (not now), and lack of will (we knew but didn't do). After reading the book I am left in no doubt as to the real dangers we now face. And I like the book for its all embracing global viewpoint touched with realism, for example addressing issues we sometimes use as excuses, such as the enormity of the Chinese problem. We must, we are told, reduce our own emissions down to meet those of China and India as they increase. We cannot totally deny those countries their economic development such as we have enjoyed. But at the same time we somehow need to get such countries to realise that our own economy in the West is seriously flawed - and that our pursuit of material wealth and consumerism above all else does not actually give us an increased quality of life or lasting happiness. In fact the marketing of consumption is a huge obstacle to sustainable living. Advertisements capture our hearts and minds and we need a transformation in our human values before change will happen here.
After explaining the climate science and exposing the misinformation industry for distorting the facts, the book in different chapters tackles such widely diverse subjects as population issues, natural disasters, food and agriculture, water, justice for all, ethics, and it concludes with chapters on transforming Christian perspectives and a biblical vision for the future of the earth.
The skill of all the distinguished writers brought together into this volume, under the editorship of Robert White, is their ability to write with total clarity and persuasion. The book also incorporates many suggestions for actions we can all take, and I was particularly impressed by the chapter on food and agriculture, and the clearly exposed imperative of organic farming for local supply.
This is a book that no thinking Christian can afford to ignore.
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