Category: Politics

Acts of God vs. Acts of Man

Hurricane Harvey wreaked devastation across Texas in August/September 2017. After having endured flooding of my home in Louisiana just one year before, my family and I watched the water slowly rise once more as it […]

The Irony of Southern Evangelical Rejection of Climate Science: “Faith Hijacked by Politics”

I am from the “South”: the southern United States. The South is home to arguably the most robust concentration of biological natural resources in the U.S.—from forests to wetlands to extremely high levels of biodiversity. […]

Beyond Biblical Stewardship: The Utilitarian Conservative Case for Biodiversity Protection

What if I told you that a proposed industrial development that would employ 5,000 workers may not proceed because it would destroy habitat of a scorpion species? Would you argue that the development and the […]

Protecting Future Generations: The Environment/Abortion Dilemma

Shortly after President Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the Paris Agreement, I ran across the following Facebook post: I’m not certain how many yet to be born children of the […]

The Rural Environment

In simple terms, this project arose out of a desire to bridge a gap in discourse between stereotypical “environmentalists” and stereotypical “rural conservatives”—a gap that is widening. I say “stereotypical” because these two categories are not mutually […]