This paper briefly examines the correlation between burning fossil fuels, the increase of carbon in the atmosphere and resulting volatile weather, including hurricanes and floods. The paper then discusses possible technological solutions, including carbon dioxide scrubbers. Finally, the paper critically examines Genesis 2:15 and 1:26 and uses Laudato Si’ to reframe our understanding of “dominion” over the earth as a responsibility that calls for us to work to end climate change.
Wakefield, Leah. 2022. Climate Change: The Role of Technology, "Dominon," and Our Pastoral Responsibility. Obsculta 15, (1) : 82-96. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol15/iss1/12.