A High Uintas Bookshelf
In this column well list 2-4 interesting articles, books or the like that have caught our attention. They arent necessarily recent or recently read-- sort of a random compilation. Within a year, hopefully, well have an established and detailed reading list. It wont be complete without your additions. Please send suggestions and a descriptive sentence or two.
This month's reviews are by Dick Carter
Environmental Ethics. Winter 2003. "A Latter-Day Saint Environmental Ethic." Matthew Gowans and Philip Cafaro.
This article is well worth reviewing as it describes LDS theology as demanding a ìstrong environmental ethicî and wondering aloud as to why a strong stewardship/ environmental theological ethic is so easily passed over.
Nature. 8 January 2004. "Extinction risk from climate change." Thomas, Chris, et al.
Numerous factors affect these predictions, possibly making them optimistic(!) when one considers, for example, the effects of continued rapid habitat loss, thus altering dispersal patterns.
Preparing for Climate Change. Rocky Mountain/ Great Basin Regional Climate Change Assessment. A Report of the Rocky Mountain/Great Basin Regional Assessment Team for the U. S. Global Change Research Program. February 2003. Frederic Wagner, Editor and Principal Author.
An in-depth review of expected anthropogenic climate changes right where live. Nine chapters ranging from climate change scenarios, water resources, wildlife, agriculture, recreation and affects upon natural ecosystems. Compelling and wide-ranging.