Given the increasing threats of environmental changes to human societies it is imperative to complement technological and economical problem solutions with alternative perspectives from the humanities and the arts. This pioneer book attempts to advance climate and environmental sciences by including religion as a microcosm of cultural response to environmental change. The authors are renowned in disciplines as diverse as hydrology, religious studies, theology, cultural studies, philosophy and visual arts. They exemplify how religion can contribute to sustainable mitigation of climate change and to creative adaption to its impacts, thus preparing for a deep cultivation of research on religion in environmental change.
Sigurd Bergmann ist Professor für Religionswissenschaft an Norwegens Technisch-Naturwissenschaftlicher Universität in Trondheim, und Dieter Gerten ist Geograph und Hydrologe am Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung.