In this provocative piece, John Tierney of the NY Times responds to Nicolas Wade’s new book, The Faith Instinct. When hunter-gatherers settled down, religion conveyed big advantages on early societies; natural selection favored their survival. Now, Tierney suggests, religion should turn green.
A new UN publication, “Human Impact Report: Climate Change — The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis” says that 300 million people are already seriously affected by climate change, and 300,000 die every year from its effects. These numbers will double by 2030. According to ex-Secretary General Kofi Annan,