I have periodically blogged for the Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, the Rachel Carson Center, and the Social Science Research Council’s Immanent Frame, and will continue to do so. But I would also like to weigh in more regularly on a wider range of issues so I have intended, for years, to start a blog. Well, I have finally managed to get it up and running. I hope you find something of value here and I welcome your comments as time and inspiration allow.on January 22, 2015
From terra for land, and naut from sailor, a terranaut is an earth and sea explorer. Like a terranaut, this blog ranges widely over the earths' terrestrial and aquatic environmental systems, and it explores the cultural systems and dynamics that arise from these systems.
Drawing on scholars and critics from around the world, we'll explore environmental issues, politics, movements and ethics, the role of the affective and spiritual dimensions of human experience, and the relations between members of our own and other species.
Along the way we'll unsettle assumptions, speak about taboo subjects, and wrestle with things that outrage, amuse, and sometimes inspire.
My article, “Resistance: do the ends justify the means in response to climate disruption” is focused on the COP21 Climate Negotiations, which just began in Paris. Hopefully grassroots pressure will contribute to the desperately needed changes by a host of actors.on November 30, 2015
Had this interview yesterday on RT America from its studios in Washington DC:on March 20, 2015
I’ll be giving a lecture at Michigan State University this coming Monday night, titled Spirituality After Darwin: ‘Dark Green’ Nature Religion and the Future of Religion and Nature. Event Detailson February 6, 2015
My first blog post will be much longer than the norm as it provides an early look at my article, Religion to the Rescue (?) in an Age of Climate Disruption. This article will be published in April 2015 in the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. Here is a brief summary: Since the early 1990s calls to address the negative consequences of anthropogenic climate change have been increasing by religious elites as well as by scholars who affiliate with and study religions. An important example of the trend occurred in November 2014 during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego where ‘Religion and Climate Change’ was the conference’s central theme. Data presented at this meeting, however, was... Continue Reading
on January 23, 2015