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Garreau quoted in ‘The Yale Forum’
was quoted recently in
The Yale Forum On Climate Change and the Media
The article is titled “Skeptical uses of ‘Religion’ in Debate on Climate Change,” and addresses the issue that some are referring to “global warming” as a new religion.
Garreau is the Lincoln Professor of Law, Culture and Values at ASU, and Director of The Prevail Project, which studies ways in which genetics, robotics and other technology can help to control and direct the future. He has also studied the emergence of environmentalism as a secular religion.
“The two faces of religious environmentalism — the greening of mainstream religion and the rise of carbon Calvinism — may each transform the political and policy debate over climate change,” Garreau told
It doesn’t surprise Garreau that “Climate change deniers [might] wish to point out the ironies of faith-based environmentalism rising up in parallel with scientific environmentalism.” But said he is not worried about the effect it could have.
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