Is it ethical to invest in fossil fuels? How can environmental ethics inform our decision making? by Martin J Hodson and Margot R Hodson

The climate is warming and this will continue as we burn fossil fuels. There are already serious environmental effects. The poor suffer disproportionately, and will do even more in future if we do not take prompt action. Most fossil fuel reserves should stay underground, but the Church has substantial investments …

New Year Thoughts from the Editor

New Year Greetings to all the readers of this blog. We launched the JRI Blog towards the end of 2013 so as we reach the start of 2015 we have been going for just over one year. That makes us relative newcomers. The Realclimate blog, which is one of my …

Enough is Enough

I have been reading Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources, by the economists Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill (Earthscan, Routledge, 2013) – part of the growing literature arguing for a steady-state economy. The authors sketch a comprehensive blueprint of the systems necessary for …