Asia Pacific – Putting the person back into the dynamic cycle of life

“If you think climate change is bad, you’re not prepared to live in this world at all,” said Fr. Pedro Walpole SJ in an interview recently, pointing out that climate change is but one of nine factors that can push the earth out of circulation. The other eight are ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, land-system change, biogeochemical flows, stratospheric ozone depletion, freshwater use, atmospheric aerosol loading and chemical pollution. “One of our difficulties is that we’re bound to a growth cycle that the world cannot possibly sustain because it cannot grow exponentially,” explained Fr. Walpole who is the Coordinator of the GIAN – Ecology and the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific’s Reconciliation with Creation. Read more…