The Movement of Religion and Ecology

Emerging field and dynamic force

Authored by: Mary Evelyn Tucker , John Grim

Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138789579
eBook ISBN: 9781315764788
Adobe ISBN: 9781317655336


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As many United Nations (UN) reports attest, we humans are destroying the life-support systems of the Earth at an alarming rate. Ecosystems are being degraded by rapid industrialization and relentless development. The data keeps pouring in that we are altering the climate and toxifying the air, water, and soil of the planet so that the health of humans and other species is at risk. Indeed, the Swedish scientist, Johan Rockstrom, and his colleagues, are examining which planetary boundaries are being exceeded (Rockstrom and Klum, 2015).


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