Care for Creation: An Interview with Bill McKibben

  1. The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the scale of creation (Cowley Publications, 2005)
  2. ⇑ President of the United States from 1977 to 1981
  3. ⇑ Published by Anchor in 1989
  4. ⇑ ‘Wicked problems have these features: It is hard to say what the problem is, to define it clearly or to tell where it stops and starts. There is no “right” way to view the problem, no definitive formulation. There are many stakeholders, all with their own frames, which they tend to see as exclusively correct. Ask what the problem is and you will get a different answer from each. Someone can always say that the problem is just a symptom of another problem and that someone will not be wrong. The problem is interconnected to a lot of other problems; pulling them apart is almost impossible. … But it gets worse. … The problem keeps changing on us. … It’s not possible to understand the problem first, then solve it. Rather, attempts to solve it reveal further dimensions of the problem’ — Jay Rosen, ‘Covering Wicked Problems’, keynote address to the UK Conference of Science Journalists at the Royal Society in 2012
  5. ⇑ See, for example,
  6. ⇑ See
  7. ⇑ Then head of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  8. ⇑ The organisation takes its name from the contention by James Hansen that ‘if humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced from its current 385 [parts per million] to at most 350 ppm, but likely less than that.’ It was recently measured as nearly 407 ppm.
  9. ⇑ See
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