Document Type

Contribution to Book

Language

eng

Format of Original

26 p.

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Orbis Books

Source Publication

God, Creation, and Climate Change: A Catholic Response to the Environmental Crisis

Source ISSN

9781570758898

Original Item ID

Shelves: BX1795.H82 G64 2010

Abstract

WHILE REPORTS OF ENDANGERED SPECIES, pollutants and toxins in the environment, problematic nuclear and other hazardous wastes, and threats to the biosphere have been highlighted occasionally by the media for many years, recent attention has focused on changes that humans are forcing on the global climate. Indicators of these changes and dire predictions of adverse future effects have been identified periodically by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a collaborative effort of more than a thousand scholars amassed by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme to assess the latest scientific, technical, and socioeconomic studies so that well-informed decisions can be made to mitigate these effects.

Comments

Published version. "Environmental Degradation, Social Sin, and the Common Good," God, Creation, and Climate Change: A Catholic Response to the Environmental Crisis. Ed. Richard Miller. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2010: 69-94. Permalink. © 2010 Richard W. Miller. Used with permission.

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