Paper 5: Why care for the environment?



Prof. Sir John Houghton


Global threats to the environment demand global solutions and sustainability provides the key. This paper surveys this challenge with particular reference to Global Warming, describing the perils of inaction and some strategies for addressing the problem. Those who believe in God as creator and sustainer have a powerful motivation to care for God’s earth, and to take action on behalf of the poor, those who suffer most from environmental degradation.