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David Ray Griffin is emeritus professor of philosophy of religion at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University. He has written 30 books. His most recent book is Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis? (Clarity Press, 2015).


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(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 12, 2015
Climate Denial In light of recent information that Exxon scientists had concluded in the late 1970s that continuing to burn fossil fuels would likely cause catastrophic events endangering humanity, it is interesting to look at some main arguments used today by climate deniers - arguments that have been spread primarily by ExxonMobil. This article is an excerpt from my book, Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis?
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Should Climate Scientists Tell the Full Truth? A year ago, glaciologist Jason Box tweeted that, if much of the methane on the floor of the Arctic is released into the atmosphere, "we're f'd." The tweet went viral and evoked much discussion. This article discusses a question raised by a recent Esquire article featuring Box, namely, just how fully should climate science tell the truth about the risk to civilization.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Mobilization to Save Civilization Lester Brown and many others have said that, to prevent global warming from destroying civilization, we need a national and worldwide mobilization like that of WW II, but even more extensive. Most crucial for national mobilization would be leadership by the President and the major media, both of which need to enact new policies.
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(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Climate Economists: Global warming will create "an environment so hostile... Yale's William Nordhaus, long considered the leading climate economist, was complacent about climate change, advising policy-makers not to spend much on it. But in 2006, the Stern Report, based (unlike Nordhaus) on recent climate science, initiated a new era. Regarding climate change as an extreme threat to economic well-being, Stern said that the economic benefits of strong and early action would greatly outweigh the costs.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 26, 2015
Divestment From Fossil Fuel Companies This essay is an excerpt from David Ray Griffin, Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis? It discusses the moral argument for divestment, the financial argument, and the combined argument.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 12, 2015
10 Climate Commandments A 10-point guide to climate morality for governments, corporations, NGOs and environmental activists
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 5, 2015
Ten Commandments for a Climate-Threatened World: The Second Five The Silver Rule says: Do not do to others what you would not want them to do to you. But our economic and political systems allow fossil-fuel corporation to violate all 10 of what can be called the Ten Climate Commandments. This essay discusses the last five commandments.
Series: Ten Commandments for a Climate-Threatened World: (2 Articles, 3525 views)
From flickr.com/photos/51519468@N06/5304492399/: The 10 Commandments, From Images
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Ten Commandments for a Climate-Threatened World: The First Five The Silver Rule says: Do not do to others what you would not want them to do to you. But our economic and political systems allow fossil-fuel corporation to violate all 10 of what can be called the Ten Climate Commandments. This essay discusses the first five commandments.
Series: Ten Commandments for a Climate-Threatened World: (2 Articles, 3525 views)