Modern Believing

Theology Past the Climate Tipping Point: What if it is Too Late to Stop Climate Change?

Modern Believing (2022), 63, (1), 8–20.


Most of ecotheology is, quite rightly, focused on the strategies that could help stop climate change. This article asks the pessimistic question: what if climate change is already past the point of no return? How should we think about the nature of global change, and what underlying assumptions tend to inform our approaches to climate-change rhetoric and decision making? This provocative article is intended to open up new ecotheological questions about the place of humans in life’s history while asking what hope remains in a world marked by significant climate change.

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Sollereder, Bethany