Broken Covenant

A Moral Climate
The Ethics of Global Warming
Michael Northcott
Orbis Books, $20, 224 pp.

Michael Northcott has written a superb analysis of climate change and how it relates to technology, economics, and public-policy issues. More important, he has done it at a critical time and from a distinctively Christian perspective.

Northcott’s practical concern is how to maintain an acceptable level of carbon emissions in both the developed and the developing worlds. His ethical focus is on how to create a just and equitable approach to...

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About the Author

Stephen J. Pope is a professor of theology at Boston College. He is the author of Human Evolution and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2007).