Faith & Ethics

For many people, acting on climate change draws on deeply held values, such as justice and stewardship. Explore how faith and ethics intersect with climate challenges.

8 hours 9 min ago

Last month, we in Cambridge MA were lucky to have a powerhouse panel discussion on the current state of understanding, communicating about, and taking effective action on climate change. A video of it has just been posted, and it's as good as I remember it! 

Here's how session organizer UnDark describes it:

2 days 19 hours ago

A group of us at Trinity Covenant Church in Lexington, have been working for three years, with the help of Mark Sandeen, Repower Partners, to bring solar electric generation to our church.  Today (May 20, 2017) is the dedication of the recently completed 25KW solar canopy in our parking lot!  The canopy has full southern exposure, which we discovered was a much more energy-and cost-efficient solution for our site than our church roof.

6 days 5 hours ago

What are the most important things -- or the most practical, or the highest impact -- that we can do to prevent catastrophic climate change?

It turns out that many have little or nothing to do with renewable energy, high tech and massive infrastructure projects.

The single most impactful solution? Around the world, educate girls and give them access to family planning.

1 month 5 days ago

A recent article published in the MIT Technology Review has suggested that geoengineering experiments may be necessary in the future if global temperatures continue to rise.

Geoengineering is the process of manipulating environmental processes with the aim of changings the earth’s climate, and it is a controversial topic.

Whilst there is agreement in the scientific community that innovative solutions are needed to combat climate change, many believe that geoengineering poses too many risks and highlights too many ethical and political questions.

2 months 1 week ago

Photograph: Courtesy of James Oatway/CER