Modern Believing

It’s the ‘End Times’, Stupid! A Caribbean Theological Perspective on Climate Emergency

Modern Believing (2022), 63, (1), 35–43.

Abstract

This article offers a theological perspective on prevailing attitudes in and beyond the Caribbean Church and wider faith community, toward the notion of a climate emergency. While some believe the climate crisis is well past emergency status in the region and can envisage a falling out of cataclysmic proportions for the planet, should there be no significant changes or correction to current behaviours in response to the call of global and regional scientists, religious figures and environmental activists, there are others who either deny such a reality or hearken to beliefs about ‘end times’ and divine retribution. The Caribbean eco-dystopian novel, Daylight Come, provides an engaging backdrop for examining current regional responses to pressing environmental threats and potential consequences.

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Lawes, Marvia