Climate Change: Insights from Hinduism

© The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press, on behalf of the American Academy of Religion. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.comA LARGER CRISIS THAN ANY THAT typically makes the evening news—a terrorist attack, a relentless war that claims civ...

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Published in:Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Subtitles:Roundtable on climate destiabilization and the study of religion
Main Author: Lal, Vinay 1961-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2015]
In:Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Year: 2015, Volume: 83, Issue: 2, Pages: 388-406
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:© The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press, on behalf of the American Academy of Religion. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.comA LARGER CRISIS THAN ANY THAT typically makes the evening news—a terrorist attack, a relentless war that claims civilian lives as “collateral damage,” the lengthening shadow of death cast by a fatal virus—engulfs us all, even those who are sheltered from the cruel afflictions to which a good portion of humankind is still subject, especially in the global South. Over the last few years, as the opening article in this roundtable by Todd LeVasseur so clearly sets out, a consensus has slowly been emerging among members of the scientific community that climate change is presently taking place at a rate which is unprecedented in comparison with the natural climate change cycles that have characterized our earth in the course of the last half a million...
ISSN:1477-4585
Contains:Enthalten in: American Academy of Religion, Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/jaarel/lfv020