Seminars & Events


Michael Northcott speaks on A Political Theology of Climate Change

Environmental Policy and Culture and the Department of Religious Studies host Michael Northcott, Professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh, on Thursday, April 9th to discuss his new book on climate change.

Much current commentary on climate change, both secular and theological, focuses on the duties of individual citizens to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels. In A Political Theology of Climate Change, however, Michael Northcott discusses nations as key agents in the climate crisis.

As part of his study, Northcott brilliantly reveals how the prevalent nature-culture divide in Western culture, including its notion of nature as "private property," has contributed to the global ecological crisis. While addressing real difficulties and global controversies surrounding climate change, Northcott presents substantial and persuasive fare in his Political Theology of Climate Change.

Location: Scott Hall, Ripton Room, 212

601 University Place

Time: 5 - 6:30 PM






April 7, 2015