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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).
(13 comments) SHARE 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?
(10 comments) SHARE 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.
(3 comments) SHARE 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.
(13 comments) SHARE 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.
(8 comments) SHARE 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.
SHARE Thursday, March 12, 2015 10 Climate Commandments
A 10-point guide to climate morality for governments, corporations, NGOs and environmental activists