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Tag Archives: environment
How dare it snow, and mess up our plans? What went wrong? Okay, you and I know that nobody is to blame. No human, anyway. So why do we call it bad weather?
This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God. Here I address the greatest threat we face, destruction of the environment.
On 27th January I gave a talk to Liverpool Green Party on the philosophy of Green Party politics. The full text is here . This post aims to summarise the main ways it differs from today’s dominant left-right debate. One … Continue reading
Laudato Si is the papal encyclical about the environment published on 18th June 2015. The subtitle is ‘On care for our common home’. At 40,000 words it is a substantial document. I hope this post serves as a useful summary … Continue reading
This is an article I wrote after Hurricane Katrina, but ended up not using. It begins with a quotation from the natural theologian John Ray, written in 1692: If a country thus planted and adorned, thus polished and civilized, thus … Continue reading
The Blue Screen of Death is a computer term. It’s the blank screen you get when the whole thing seizes up and you can’t do anything. This makes it a good analogy for the British Government’s final farewell to any … Continue reading
George Monbiot has an article in Tuesday’s Guardian reporting on the National Geographic’s Greendex Survey. This survey studies the environmental sustainability of people in 14 countries. It was conducted in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, and adds up to a … Continue reading