The AST Podcast

Episode 28: Climate Catastrophe: Legal, Ethical, and Theological Reflections for a State of Emergency

May 30, 2019 Season 1 Episode 28
The AST Podcast
Episode 28: Climate Catastrophe: Legal, Ethical, and Theological Reflections for a State of Emergency
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The AST Podcast
Episode 28: Climate Catastrophe: Legal, Ethical, and Theological Reflections for a State of Emergency
May 30, 2019 Season 1 Episode 28
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Theological, legal, and ethical lenses are brought to a discussion of catastrophic climate change
Show Notes

Catastrophic climate change is here. People are being displaced, many species are becoming extinct. And this situation will get worse. This podcast begins to explore what Ethics, Law, and Theology have to say to this world, a world in crisis due to ecological catastrophe. 
It discusses some things you may have heard discussed before – such as why and how Christians need to change. It also explores questions that, as the 21st-century proceeds, will become more and more relevant such as, would acts of ecological terrorism, such as blowing up a pipeline, be morally justified? How should criminal law evolve in response to the unprecedented challenges climate-driven social catastrophe poses? And what lenses can Theology and Ethics bring to a new dark age of climate-driven social breakdown?

In this conversation, David is joined by Professor Cathy Driscoll and Professor Rob Currie.

Cathy is a Professor in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University and Chair of the Halifax-Yarmouth Diocesan Council for Development and Peace – Caritas Canada. She is a certified Laudato Si’ Animator with the Global Catholic Climate Movement.

Rob is a Professor in the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. He is a leading expert on criminal law whose work is regularly cited by the Supreme Court of Canada. His seminal, International and Transnational Criminal Law, was shortlisted for the Walter Owen Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Literature in 2011.