Faith has a role in climate action: Mridula Ramesh, in this month’s Trade-Offs - Hindustan Times
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Faith has a role in climate action: Mridula Ramesh, in this month’s Trade-Offs

Dec 08, 2023 07:26 PM IST

Some aspects of climate action ask us to consume less. Economics can be an awkward envoy for this message. Faith asks us to step lightly, see divinity in all.

Faith has reshaped the world time and time again. Yet, in arguably the greatest fight confronting humankind, it has remained a backbencher at best. Climate change battles have been fought over complicated science, through geopolitical wrangling, with some economics and a lot of bureaucratese. And where has that got us?

The Deluge by Irish artist Francis Danby (1793–1861). A flood surges as a red sun sets to the left, and a shaft of moonlight picks out Noah’s ark in the background. (Wikimedia Commons / Tate London)
The Deluge by Irish artist Francis Danby (1793–1861). A flood surges as a red sun sets to the left, and a shaft of moonlight picks out Noah’s ark in the background. (Wikimedia Commons / Tate London)
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