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12 December 2008


'Merry Global Warming' - preview

Stuart Donnan looks at the problems of Quakers, families, work and international travel in December and January

This time last year I had to inform one of my local Quaker co-workers that I would be out of action for a month because I was going to Australia for Christmas and New Year
  • The response took me a little by surprise: ‘Merry Global Warming’, he said (it sounded as though it was in capital letters)
  • Although surprised, I didn’t feel guilty – because the purpose of my travel was to visit my mother just before her one hundred and second birthday and whom I had not seen since her hundredth birthday

  • One of my professional interests has for many years been public health ethics, one of the big issues being sustainability, so I share the concerns of many about the ‘inappropriate’ use of carbon-based fuels
  • An important dimension in the ethical analysis and the Quaker perspective around sustainability is justice – specifically, intergenerational justice

  • Stuart Donnan

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