Parallel session: God(s) and Greenhouse Gases: Religion and Climate Engineering

14:00 - 15:30

Religions have insights on new technologies; don’t you wonder what religions may have to say about climate engineering, and whether they would help us ask important questions about this topic? It goes way beyond “playing God” to questions of harmony, agency, and justice.

Forrest Clingerman

Ohio Northern University

Forrest Clingerman, Associate Professor at Ohio Northern University (USA), is a specialist in how Christian thought engages environmental issues. He received his PhD from the University of Iowa. His scholarly works interrogate how religion and philosophy add to our understanding of such things as climate change, geoengineering, local ethics, and the meaning of place.  He is co-editor of Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering (Lexington Books, 2016) and Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics (Fordham University Press, 2014).