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DEFIANT EARTH

Our responsibility to care for Earth receives a new impetus from the recent publication of Defiant Earth  by Clive Hamilton, who is an ethicist at Charles Sturt University in Canberra.   He stresses that this is a new time in geological history, the Anthropocene, which he explains as a new geological epoch where "human imprint on the global environment has now become so large and active that it rivals some of the great forces in nature".  A new science has emerged which studies the whole Earth system.  The data is emerging that humans are changing the course of Earth.  This is a time to acknowledge the rupture that we are causing, and stand in solidarity with Earth rather than continue our exploitation.  Earth is increasingly angry, and all species are vulnerable in the face of this new situation. 

Rather than offering you a review of this book, I am providing you with a link to the blog page of Bishop George Browning who responds to this situation in way that you will probably find helpful. 

Wine, Cheese and Conversation

Thursday, 3 August, 5.30-7pm, at Delamore Retirement Centre, Turner Road, Kedron.  We will view another of the videos in the Mercy series "Listen to the Cries of Earth and Those who are Rendered Poor". 

No need to reply. Just come, and bring something to drink and nibble during the first half-hour.  

Inspiring Earth Ethics:  Date Claimer and Call for Papers
23-24 November, 2017  Mark this date NOW for this very important conference in November.  Here is the call for papers.