Note on this Case Study
Global anthropogenic—or human caused— climate change has deeply impacted the ways that religions are practiced around the world. At the same time, religions have also played major roles in framing the issue among their believers. Some Jews work tirelessly to change their habits and mitigate human impact on the climate. Others ignore the crisis, or do not believe in Jewish environmentalism. Read this case study with this in mind: the Jews described here show a range of reactions to climate change, but all of them are Jewish.
As always, when thinking about religion and climate change, maintain a focus on how religion is internally diverse, always evolving and changing, and always embedded in specific cultures.
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