Gaia and Climate Change


By James Lovelock. The Gaia theory revolutionized the understanding of our place and role in the global environment. It is now accepted that our activities over the past two hundred years have contributed to and accelerated the extreme weather events associated with climate change. The fact that those activities materialized, for the most part, from within Western Christian communities makes it imperative to assess and to change their theological climate. The basis for change explored here offers a basis for nonviolent theological and practical approaches to our situatedness within the community of life. (Routledge, 2009).