438: Christian climate skeptics and how rhetoric matters, with Emma Bloomfield

Emma Bloomfield researches the intersection of science and religious rhetoric, particularly around issues of climate change, human origins and the body.

In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Emma talks about how Christians tend to think differently about science and the environment, the three ‘types’ of religious climate skeptic (separators, bargainers and harmonizers), the similarities between creationists and climate change skeptics, how language matters, how ideological ‘purity’ and orthodoxy can push people away from contributing to positive change, the importance of storytelling, and why she feels hopeful after her conversations with the groups she wrote about.

Emma’s book, Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics: Religion and the Environment, is available from Amazon.


By | 2022-08-10T03:27:24+00:00 December 23rd, 2019|Podcast|

About the Author:

Bart Campolo is a secular community builder, counselor and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Cincinnati. Listen to his podcast HERE!