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Our unbounded use of fossil fuels to stoke our energy-intensive lifestyles is causing global climate change.
An international consensus of scientists predicts more intense and destructive storms, floods, and droughts resulting from human-induced changes in the atmosphere.
Roughly 68% of the world’s freshwater is locked in ice caps, glaciers, and permanent snow.
In some coastal areas, sea level rise is beginning to regularly flood whole towns and low-lying parts of major cities.
Contemporary researchers find that nonbiodegradable plastics have polluted every corner of our planet’s oceans and have even reached the world’s deepest ocean trench at 10,989 meters.
By 2050, some analysts believe there will be more plastic (by weight) in the oceans than fish.
“Almost as soon as I began reading, I knew that the Eco Bible would be a long term companion for me as I work to care for God’s creation and encourage other people of faith to do the same. Most communities of environmentalists I’ve encountered are heavily burdened by grim predictions of the future, which create an atmosphere of pessimism and disillusionment. What is unique to a Biblical perspective is hope, the “knowledge that we can choose; that we can learn from our mistakes and act differently next time.” The focus of environmentalism in the Eco Bible is completely different from a secular sense of hopelessness: here there is a spiritual conviction that we can and must turn from our destructive actions and live as we were created to: in peaceful, mutually beneficial flourishing with all that is.”
Yonatan Neril is a member of the Faith-Based Advisory Council of the UN Interagency Task Force and the advisory board of the Alliance For The Care Of Our Common Home: A Joint Initiative of the Pontifical Universities in Rome. Raised in California, Yonatan completed an M.A. and B.A. from Stanford University with a focus on global environmental issues, and received rabbinical ordination in Israel. He currently lives with his wife, Shana and their two children in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Leo Dee received a Master’s in Engineering from Cambridge University, a Master’s in Public Health from Hebrew University, and rabbinical ordination in Israel. Following six years as a community Rabbi in the United Kingdom, he moved to Israel where he has worked in the Israeli financial community and within the field of Responsible Investment. He serves as director of programs at The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. He lives near Jerusalem with his wife, Lucy, and their children.