http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=r06c-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=1856075621&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr&npa=1Over the weekend I read Climate Change: The Challenge to All of Us by Sean McDonagh. Theological treatments of the issue of climate change are rare so I was pleased to pick this up (with 20% discount too). Unfortunately I cannot recommend this book. It was clearly put together in haste – perhaps in the rush to capitalize on the soaring public interest. One gripe is the over reliance on newspaper articles as sources. One could just as easily read the papers oneself or subscribe to a decent RSS feed on climate change for news about new research into the science and likely impacts of climate change. The footnoting is terrible in places and the number of spelling mistakes is unforgivable. While the book is directed at us all it is really for the Irish and especially Irish Catholics. If you aren’t one, don’t bother.

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