A Political Theology of Climate Change

A Political Theology of Climate Change

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The failure of political institutions, including national governments and the United Nations, to mitigate climate change reflects the modern constitution of the nation-state as a cultural and secular, rather than created and providential, agency. Northcott constructs a new political theology of climate change that acknowledges the role of borders in the constitution of the nations, and their providential ordering under God as assemblies of persons who recognise particular duties to each other within those borders. Against this conception, a global economy promotes a state of conflict over access to basic natural goods. Elite agents use networks of power to act without reference to the common good or to fair access to natural resources.climate change a#39;will produce consequences that exceed the capacity of the affected societies or global systems to manage, and ... responsea#39;.29 A U.S. Defence task force found that, while climate change may in the long term affect lowlying and droughtprone areas of ... The largest number of people seriously affected by three degrees of warming live in Asia. ... in the Southern Hemisphere habitable land will include the southern cone of South America, South Africa, New Zealand, and, anbsp;...

Title:A Political Theology of Climate Change
Author:Michael Northcott
Publisher:SPCK - 2014-04-17


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