During the industrial revolution William Blake described energy as ‘God’s eternal delight’. If we are to prevent the planet burning up from climate change we need to recover a deep reverence for the planetary energy that fuels our daily lives.
Michael Northcott is an Anglican priest and Reader in Christian Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. His book An Angel Directs the Storm: Apocalyptic Religion and American Empire stirred up controversy in suggesting there was a significant Christian millennialist and Zionist strain to US foreign policy. His new book is A Moral Climate? The Ethics of Global Warming.