Published October 1, 1995
The environmental movement both echoes and challenges traditional Judeo-Christian views about humankind’s proper relationship to the natural world. Ten scholars and activists here explore–and clash over–some of the scientific, religious, moral, philosophical, economic, and political claims advanced by contemporary environmentalists.
Among the topics examined critically are the theological implications of biocentrism; global warming, the Rio Treaty, and the use of failed computer forecasts of temperature changes as the basis for public policy; “green totalitarianism” and the global-management perspective of environmentalists; and the relative merits of governments and markets in dealing with ecological problems.
Contributors: Charles T. Rubin, Andrew Kimbrell, Patrick J. Michaels, Christopher Flavin, Gregg Easterbrook, Ronald Bailey, Thomas Sieger Derr, James A. Nash, Peter J. Hill, and Andrew Steer.