2014 Religious Trends—Has Pagan Environmentalism Failed? Responses to Climate Change
With the recent release of several large-scale studies showing that climate change may now be inevitable, many Pagans are re-evaluating their approach to environmentalism. Particularly in the United States, the Pagan movement of the 1960s and 1970s embraced ecotheology and Gaia theory in the belief that the damage human beings were causing to the environment could be slowed or stopped. Today, the possibility that human beings will change their ways before our fossil fuels run out seems much less likely, and the hopes of earlier Pagans may appear wildly unrealistic.
As Pagans, do we continue or intensify our environmental activism, hoping to minimize climate change? Do we take time to grieve, as in the Dark Mountain project, or begin to prepare for scarcity scenarios? When we listen to our gods, our ancestors, the spirits of the land, and/or Gaia Herself, what guidance do we receive? What does it mean to be Pagan or practice a nature religion in the midst of climate change?
Sin Revisited: Pagan Theology and the Problem of Climate Change
Climate Change, Heathen Lore, and Ragnarök
Honing Our Relationships with Our Gods: Emotional Discipline in a Time of Climate Crisis
Pagan Ethics and the Predicament of Climate Change
Leopard in a Minefield: The Flourishing of Nature
The Ghosts of Climate Change: Ancestors and the Global Ecosystem
Wonder on the Wing: Lessons from the Owl Goddess on Climate Change
Carbon Wealth and What's for Dinner: Paganism and the Land
Gaia's Witness: Making a Difference One by One
American Ásatrú and the Environment: A Dissident Perspective
Tantric Motivations for Countering Climate Change
We're Still Here, and the Earth Is Still Sacred
Searing Sun, Hurricane's Howl: What Can We Do?
A Call to War
Failure Is Not an Option