Environment & Resources

Sometimes silence is golden: Kirk Cameron and our response to hurricanes

ISCAST fellow Mick Pope writes: "Any time there is a ‘natural disaster’, or what insurance companies might call ‘an act of God’, there is a variety of responses from Christians. Some mourn with those who suffer, but quickly jump in with what they think is most needed - Bibles. Some are very quick to judge and scapegoat whatever cause, be it social or political, they dislike. Others, like Kirk Cameron, make ill-timed statements that are only half-correct ..."

On ABC Radio National: Why the environment matters to people of faith

ISCAST fellow Ian Hore-Lacy featured recently on the ABC's slightly irreverent weekly radio show God Forbid; he was discussing a Christian perspective on the use of resources. Ian was mildly frustrated at the lack of opportunity to correct some of the ill-informed comments of others on the program. You will find Ian's comments just after 18 minutes into the program.

The Finkel Review and the future of electricity as a common good in Australia

Nobody can have escaped the trials and tribulations of the Australian electricity situation in the last months and even years. And you are probably aware of Elon Musk's 100-days-to-install-or-it's-free promise for the world's largest battery ordered for South Australia last week (97 days to go?). For a country of abundant resources it seems that there's a problem of planning when things go so badly wrong as they did in the South Australian blackout last year.

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