Michael Dowd: When Religion Fails, Economics Become Demonic

Michael Dowd

For my fifth Pando Populus post, I’ve asked my good friend Michael Dowd to briefly highlight some of the ideas he will discuss during his 2p.m. Friday June 5 presentation on “The Sacred Side of Science: Evidence as Modern-Day Scripture, Ecology as Theology,” at the “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization” conference (Section 4, [Read More...]

The Spiritual Dimensions of Climate Change: Seeking Environmental Harmony in China

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If you measure per person, Canada and the United States have long had the dubious distinction of leading the world in per capita climate-change-causing emissions. If you measure by country, however, China surpassed America as the world’s leading contributor to global warming in 2006.[i] By 2011, it was producing 10.6 billion metric tons of CO2e, [Read More...]

Philip Clayton on The Dilemmas of Feeding the World

Satellite Photo of the Dead Zone from Mississippi River run-off

When Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave me food,” about 2,000 years ago, there were only 100 to 300 million people on the whole Earth. Today, there are well past 7 billion living on the same-sized planet. Now that we’re bumping elbows as never before, Spaceship Earth is struggling as never before. Feeding [Read More...]


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