Tuesday 10 March 2009
5.30 – 7.00 pm
Old Government Buildings LT 1, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, Wellington
Free of charge
The Institute of Policy Studies and the VUW Anglican Chaplaincy present a seminar by Professor Bob White.
Why does scepticism persist around the idea that global climate change is caused by human activity? Such attitudes have been particularly prevalent in some conservative religious groupings. In this presentation, Bob White summarises the scientific evidence for anthropogenic climate change, and offers a theological and ethical analysis suggesting why Christians and other religious believers should take climate change seriously in their faith and practice.
Bob White is Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is also Associate Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion (www.faraday-institute.org). Among other things, Professor White’s research considers the dynamic nature of the earth’s crust, and the impact of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. With Nick Spencer, he is co-author of the recent book Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living (SPCK, 2007). For further information.