Professor Colin Russell

We are sad to report that JRI Vice-President, Colin Russell, died on 17th May 2013. There is an obituary at the Royal Society of Chemistry. Colin Russell was Emeritus Professor of History of Science and Technology at the Open University. Also see wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_A._Russell A full appreciation of Colin’s life and work …

Meta-research confirms strength of scientific consensus that climate change is human-caused

There is a long-standing public misperception of the scientific consensus that climate change is human-caused. Various studies since Oreskes (2004) have found a consensus of above 95% among scientific publications that express a conclusion. However a Pew public opinion poll in 2012 revealed that many people had a perception that …

JRI Spring Appeal

JRI is a small and lean organisation but needs donations to continue working at the intersection of environment, science and Christianity. Please give generously to JRI. A new form for giving by various methods (including cheque, bank transfer, online and Paypal) is available: https://www.jri.org.uk/giving-to-jri/

The Earth is the Lord’s

The South West Rural Conference 2013 will take place at Bicton College, Budleigh Salterton on Wednesday May 1st 2013 (10am-4pm). The Earth is the Lord’s conference is organised by the Joint Rural Issues Group of the Dioceses of Exeter and of Truro, and the Methodist Districts of Cornwall and of …