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Oceans, Climate Change and Christianity: The Earth's Story and God's Story

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The bible is the book of God’s story and science enables us to “read” the Earth’s story. Here we look at the role of the oceans in the Earth’s story, in particular their role in climate change. Changes in the ocean can dramatically affect the climate, due to atmosphere-ocean interactions. Some past changes in climate have been rapid, taking place over decades, with the oceans – specifically the North Atlantic – playing a key role. The role of the North Atlantic in today’s climate and how its behaviour is being monitored will be discussed. Present day changes are being driven by human beings and will in turn affect humanity. Scientific understanding and ethical consequences converge in how we respond to the changes. Biblical teaching on how the Earth’s story is part of God’s story provides a basis for that response.

This talk is part of the The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion series.

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