Northcotts book is very readable and informative but also challenging. Allow it not only to inform your mind but to touch your conscience. You will then be able to chart a path for the future that quietly, radically and effectively will not only save us from the worst ravages of anthropogenic climate change but also bring about change towards a more sustainable, fairer, safer and happier world. - From the Foreword by Sir John Houghton
Significant climate change as a consequence of human pollution of the atmosphere looks increasingly likely. Some change is already occurring but quite what magnitude of change will occur and what it will bring to different parts of the world remains unknown. Meanwhile, despite the catastrophic forecasts of the dangers that a warming world poses to human and other species, the consumer society of the North continues in its energy hungry path, and the peoples of the South continue to bear the cost. In the face of this uncertain yet impending crisis, does it make sense to speak of a moral response? Michael Northcott argues not only that it does, but that it is essential if we are to avoid further environmental disaster.
MICHAEL S. NORTHCOTT is Professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh, and an ordained Anglican priest. He is the author of many books including A Moral Climate: the ethics of global warming (DLT 2007)