Economics is about more than money, math and markets: A Christian argument for climate justice

By Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty
The Presbyterian Outlook
September 22, 2022

In the article “How do we know climate change is real?”, NASA reports the current rapid pace of climate change is “unequivocally the result of human activity since the mid-20th century.” The earth’s surface temperature has risen about 2 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1880s. Hotter surface temperatures mean that we lose sea ice, sea levels rise, experience longer and more intense heat waves, and plant and animal habitats change significantly, with the greatest impact in the Global South.

By 2050, nearly 216 million people worldwide could be forced out of their homes and on the move due to climate change, according to The World Bank’s “Groundswell” report. Many scientists, philosophers, theologians and ethicists now refer to the current geological time in which we are living as the Anthropocene because of the tremendous impact of human activity on the planet earth, our home.

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