A few months ago Rich Blinne posted on the Voices blog a discussion of the BP Gulf oil spill entitled “Where’s the outrage?”–no doubt a warranted critique of evangelical Christians’ response to the human caused disaster. But now that the leak has been stopped–also due to human effort–I have wondered “Where’s the rejoicing?” Indeed, we had . . . → Read More: Where’s the Rejoicing?
By now you’ve all heard of the environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico but my sense is the media (along with BP) is underplaying the scope and size of the disaster. Others like the Governor Perry set it as an “act of God”.
Perry questioned whether the spill was “just an act of God that occurred” . . . → Read More: The Deepwater Horizon Disaster
The picture above illustrates the extreme deforestation of Haiti. You can literally see the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic from space. How and why did this happen and what are its effects? Haiti is one of the most deforested countries in the World with only 2% forestation. The reason why it’s that way is because the trees have been cut down for fuel and specifically to make charcoal because it’s one of the few commodities that can be sold to get the essentials of life. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. . . . → Read More: The Environment and Poverty in Haiti
Several comments in the general discussion have related to the global warming question. We’re going to move them here so that the topic is easier to find. This turned out to be one most controversial topics on the ASA email list during November and December of 2009. We recognize that there is a diversity of views . . . → Read More: Global Warming