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Those extreme weather events

Broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 13 Jan 2013. Air temperatures in some parts of Australia hit record highs this week as an extreme heat wave swept across the continent, causing catastrophic fires and damage to property and livestock. On Tuesday the Bureau of Meteorology released an interim special climate statement on […]

The moral case for sustainability

Broadcast on 2CH, Sunday 27 Jan 2013. A recent study has found that encouraging people to adopt ecologically sustainable behaviours based on the moral rather than economic case may be more effective. The Guardian newspaper reports that in an experiment conducted at a Dutch petrol station, researchers compared two messages aimed […]

Care (sermon)

Psalm 104; Genesis 1:26-28; Isaiah 65:17-25; Revelation 22:12-15, 20-21   The world you in which you and I woke up this morning is an astonishing and awe-inspiring place.  It is a wonderfully balanced biosystem.  It has the capacity to provide resources of untold variety for us to consume, to continually […]

Slim hopes for Rio summit outcomes

Political leaders from around the world descended on Rio de Janeiro earlier this month to discuss the future of the planet in the light of dangerous climate change predictions and concerns about scarce resources and sustainability. Speaking ahead of the summit, Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs pleaded for grass-roots action […]

Carbon emissions reduction and ethics

The Australian government is in the business of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by five per cent by 2020, and by 15 per cent below 2000 levels within two years if “major developing economies commit to substantially restrain emissions” and take on commitments similar to ours. Well, they look like doing […]

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