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  • What is Our Ecological Footprint?

    Posted on April 23, 2018 by mse_admin in 2018 Natural World Summit.

    Since the 1970s, the annual demands of humanity on the Earth’s resources have exceeded what the Earth can regenerate each year. Today, humanity uses the equivalent of 1.6 Earths to provide the resources we consume and use to absorb our waste. This means it now takes the Earth one year and six months to regenerate […]

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  • Can we maintain our current lifestyle across the whole globe?

    Posted on April 4, 2018 by mse_admin in 2018 Natural World Summit.

    Albert Einstein is broadly credited with stating: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” So, the question we need to ask ourselves is “Can we continue enjoying our current lifestyle and still enjoy a healthy environment?” Even today, when many countries use very few resources, […]

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  • How do we change our behaviour to address climate change?

    Posted on March 22, 2018 by mse_admin in 2018 Natural World Summit.

    At past Summits we looked at some of the science that will be required to change how we can interact with the natural world in a more sustainable manner. John Smol, a Summit speaker, states that “When the research has helped us see where we’ve come from, we are able to better answer the question […]

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  • The role of faith in responding to climate change

    Posted on March 13, 2018 by mse_admin in 2018 Natural World Summit.

    One of the major world views is based in the Judaeo-Christian beliefs found in the Bible and Torah. I have often heard it said that our environmental problems all stem from those books. Genesis 1-28 states “He created them male and female and blessed them, and said, ‘have many children, so that your descendants will […]

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  • Approaches to define our environmental practices and politics

    Posted on February 23, 2018 by mse_admin in 2018 Natural World Summit.

      How do the stories we tell ourselves about our place in the natural world shape and define our environmental/ecological practices and politics? John Haught in “Science and Faith” (2012) identified three approaches to the discussion.   Conflict: A conflict approach argues that the natural sciences and religious faith are mutually exclusive and irreconcilable. Many […]

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