Category Archives: Environment

Kiss The Ground | Reflections

Kiss The Ground, [https://kissthegroundmovie.com/] “Human beings emerged in paradise. If we restore all the degraded land on earth, we can return to paradise. If we start now to build a restoration economy, a regeneration economy, this is the way forward.

Kiss The Ground | Reflections

Kiss The Ground, [https://kissthegroundmovie.com/] “Human beings emerged in paradise. If we restore all the degraded land on earth, we can return to paradise. If we start now to build a restoration economy, a regeneration economy, this is the way forward.

Jane Goodall: The Hope | Reflections

“Together We Can. Together We Will!” REFLECTIONS When you persist in searching out life’s greatest solutions, eventually you will come to understand two truths. One, the solutions are simple. Two, the solutions are the same. It is essentially a default

Jane Goodall: The Hope | Reflections

“Together We Can. Together We Will!” REFLECTIONS When you persist in searching out life’s greatest solutions, eventually you will come to understand two truths. One, the solutions are simple. Two, the solutions are the same. It is essentially a default

Saving Us | Reflections & Notes

Katharine Hayhoe. Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. One Signal Publishers | Atria, 2021. (307 pages) REFLECTIONS Absolutely brilliant. At the risk of sounding hyperbolically grandiose, this may be one of the most

Saving Us | Reflections & Notes

Katharine Hayhoe. Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. One Signal Publishers | Atria, 2021. (307 pages) REFLECTIONS Absolutely brilliant. At the risk of sounding hyperbolically grandiose, this may be one of the most

The New Climate War | Reflections & Notes

Michael E. Mann. The New Climate War: The Fight To Take Back Our Planet. Public Affairs / Hachette Book Group, 2021. (351 pages) REFLECTIONS Urgency AND Agency There is a principle in conflict management work that states, essentially, there is no

The New Climate War | Reflections & Notes

Michael E. Mann. The New Climate War: The Fight To Take Back Our Planet. Public Affairs / Hachette Book Group, 2021. (351 pages) REFLECTIONS Urgency AND Agency There is a principle in conflict management work that states, essentially, there is no

Let Creation Rejoice | Reflections & Notes

Jonathan A. Moo & Robert S. White. Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis. IV Press, 2014. (187 pages) REFLECTIONS I frequently get frustrated at the many hindrances that humans construct against the truth. Some of those hindrances are data-driven

Let Creation Rejoice | Reflections & Notes

Jonathan A. Moo & Robert S. White. Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis. IV Press, 2014. (187 pages) REFLECTIONS I frequently get frustrated at the many hindrances that humans construct against the truth. Some of those hindrances are data-driven

How To Avoid A Climate Disaster | Reflections & Notes

Bill Gates. How To Avoid A Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need. Knopf, 2021. (272 pages) Download the tables here. REFLECTIONS I believe it was Bill Gates who said (and I think I’m paraphrasing here), “If

How To Avoid A Climate Disaster | Reflections & Notes

Bill Gates. How To Avoid A Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need. Knopf, 2021. (272 pages) Download the tables here. REFLECTIONS I believe it was Bill Gates who said (and I think I’m paraphrasing here), “If

Plastic Wars | Reflections

Plastic Wars | Frontline PBS. March, 2020 DAVID ALLAWAY: Science tells us that we need to significantly reduce our use of materials overall, and yet for the most part, the policymakers are still focused with laserlike intensity on recycling. There’s

Plastic Wars | Reflections

Plastic Wars | Frontline PBS. March, 2020 DAVID ALLAWAY: Science tells us that we need to significantly reduce our use of materials overall, and yet for the most part, the policymakers are still focused with laserlike intensity on recycling. There’s

A Life on Our Planet | Reflections & Notes

David Attenborough. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future. Grand Central Publishing, 2020. (266 pages) In publicly educating and communicating about the most critical issue we as a human species are facing–climate change–there

A Life on Our Planet | Reflections & Notes

David Attenborough. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future. Grand Central Publishing, 2020. (266 pages) In publicly educating and communicating about the most critical issue we as a human species are facing–climate change–there

Stewards of Eden | Reflections & Notes

Sandra Richter. Stewards of Eden: What Scripture Says About The Environment and Why It Matters REFLECTIONS In 2019 I gave a sermon entitled “The Green New Covenant,” part 2, (after my co-pastor’s sermon, “Green New Covenant,” part 1), in which I

Stewards of Eden | Reflections & Notes

Sandra Richter. Stewards of Eden: What Scripture Says About The Environment and Why It Matters REFLECTIONS In 2019 I gave a sermon entitled “The Green New Covenant,” part 2, (after my co-pastor’s sermon, “Green New Covenant,” part 1), in which I

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God, Brenden O’Connor [Splinter], August 8, 2017 In 2005, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Evangelicals was on the verge of doing something novel:

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God, Brenden O’Connor [Splinter], August 8, 2017 In 2005, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Evangelicals was on the verge of doing something novel:

Years of Living Dangerously | Reflections

Years of Living Dangerously [13+] “From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary event series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change.”

Years of Living Dangerously | Reflections

Years of Living Dangerously [13+] “From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary event series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change.”

Katharine Hayhoe–The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: Talk about it | Reflections & Transcript

REFLECTIONS In recent interactions with climate deniers (or at least, “minimizers,”) I found myself flabbergasted at the willful ignorance, apathetic dismissiveness, and religious posturing that denied climate change, labeling it a “hoax,” definitely “false,” or some sort of partisan lie.

Katharine Hayhoe–The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: Talk about it | Reflections & Transcript

REFLECTIONS In recent interactions with climate deniers (or at least, “minimizers,”) I found myself flabbergasted at the willful ignorance, apathetic dismissiveness, and religious posturing that denied climate change, labeling it a “hoax,” definitely “false,” or some sort of partisan lie.

Climate Shock | Reflections & Notes

Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman. Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet. Princeton University Press, 2015. (250 pages) REFLECTIONS This week the #ClimateStrike launches all over the world. This will be good news if policies and actions begin

Climate Shock | Reflections & Notes

Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman. Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet. Princeton University Press, 2015. (250 pages) REFLECTIONS This week the #ClimateStrike launches all over the world. This will be good news if policies and actions begin

Doughnut Economics | Review & Notes

Kate Raworth. Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017. (309 pages) The most powerful tool in economics is not money, nor even algebra. It is a pencil. Because with a pencil you can

Doughnut Economics | Review & Notes

Kate Raworth. Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017. (309 pages) The most powerful tool in economics is not money, nor even algebra. It is a pencil. Because with a pencil you can

The Uninhabitable Earth | Reflections & Notes

David Wallace-Wells. The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. Tim Duggan Books, 2019. (310 pages) REFLECTIONS This may be one of the most important books I’ve read recently. It is also one of the most surprising. In the first half, we face the

The Uninhabitable Earth | Reflections & Notes

David Wallace-Wells. The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. Tim Duggan Books, 2019. (310 pages) REFLECTIONS This may be one of the most important books I’ve read recently. It is also one of the most surprising. In the first half, we face the

Author of Life | Notes & Review

I had the privilege of meeting Josh and Diane last year at the National Youth Worker’s Convention (2013). Their project The Author of Life has now completed 7 videos designed for educational and small group environments. Their contribution to the

Author of Life | Notes & Review

I had the privilege of meeting Josh and Diane last year at the National Youth Worker’s Convention (2013). Their project The Author of Life has now completed 7 videos designed for educational and small group environments. Their contribution to the

Climate of Doubt | Reflections

As a climate scientist, I think a lot about the future. It goes with the job. And I want to make sure that in 50 years or 100 years or 200 years, nobody can ever say we didn’t warn them.

Climate of Doubt | Reflections

As a climate scientist, I think a lot about the future. It goes with the job. And I want to make sure that in 50 years or 100 years or 200 years, nobody can ever say we didn’t warn them.

Chasing Ice | Notes & Review

Chasing Ice. (2012) PG-13. Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Carbon and temperature vary together. Over the last

Chasing Ice | Notes & Review

Chasing Ice. (2012) PG-13. Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Carbon and temperature vary together. Over the last