Kerry Temple | September 26, 2019
I first wrote about the environment for this magazine more than 40 years ago. My returning to the subject over the years has largely been due to my belief that the physical universe provides pathways to its Creator — and a promise I made as a teenager to share my explorations of that relationship with readers.
I first wrote about climate change for this magazine as part of a cover package in 2008. I was unprepared for the hostility that edition of the magazine triggered. I assumed everyone would be concerned about the damage being done to the planet and how humanity’s structures and schemes threatened the Earth’s well-being. Not so. When I realized what a fraught political issue climate change was, I read more, attended a scientific conference, watched for signs, considered the sources of that criticism.
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