16th June 2020

Staff and a final year student have contributed to an international project exploring why science and faith must work together on climate crisis.


Dr Sarah Hemstock, Programme Leader for Geography, Dr Mark Charlesworth, Visiting Tutor in Geography, and Connor Price, currently a final year Geography student have written chapters for ‘Science, Faith and the Climate Crisis’.

Inspired by a 2019 conference, Moana Water of Life, this book showcases the challenges and potential fruits of an open dialogue between stakeholders to navigate the critical challenges to planetary health caused by climate change.

The Earth’s climate is changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilisation through human-induced global warming, yet it is hard to hear this scientific truth and public reactions remain dissonant.

Inviting participants to contribute ‘in their own voices’, the book, which also features a Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, cuts across real-life insights, ranging from researchers from the Pacific Islands Region on the front line of devastating water surpluses and shortages, to the thoughts of leading climate change and Earth scientists, social scientists, educators, faith leaders, theologians and activists who are offering practical solutions to the problem.

By highlighting this collection of inspiring stories at the local and global levels, the authors offer a vision of hope for communities in the future to communicate, adapt to change and ultimately resist further deterioration of the planet’s health.

‘Science, Faith and the Climate Crisis’ is available to purchase through its publishers, Emerald Insight, and all good book stores. All royalties from this book are being donated to the Red Cross in the Pacific Island Region.

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