Weather or not
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Weather or not

Had King David lived in Ontario, I think a September day might well have inspired him to write Psalm 19. You know the sort – where the sapphire sky beckons your gaze irresistibly upward and your heart craves something more. It’s nothing less than a glimpse of the eternal. The breeze is like a heavenly…

The Climate Puzzle
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The Climate Puzzle

In Juneau, Alaska, the rivers are changing. At first, “nobody knew whether the glaciers in the neighbouring mountains were contributing more water into the rivers due to warmer temperatures, or less water into the rivers due to the glaciers already having retreated substantially in the past several decades,” glaciologist Joanna Young says. Through her work…

Bringing the data of climate change to life through visual arts
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Bringing the data of climate change to life through visual arts

For this month’s Imagination issue, CC is thrilled to interview artist Klara Maisch. Klara captures change in the landscapes of Alaska on canvas, allowing viewers to experience geological data in a new way. Here, we chat with Klara about her art and the place of imagination in science and climate change. CC: You grew up…

‘Efficient’ Eden?
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‘Efficient’ Eden?

It’s tempting to follow the utilitarian ideal – “designed to be useful or practical rather than attractive” – when thinking about the population of this world. We need, say some, to use every square inch of space to feed a rapidly increasing population. Combine this concern with mechanization and extensive agriculture, and all sorts of…

Supporting Young Changemakers
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Supporting Young Changemakers

The students at Unity Christian School in Chilliwack, B.C. are committed to being good stewards of God’s creation. Four years ago, the Grade 7 class began an educational journey considering ways in which they could actively participate in providing solutions to the problem of waste. Many considerations were given to problems they saw, both globally…

Edenic landscapes II
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Edenic landscapes II

Many of us have been influenced by classical ideals when it comes to our ideas about landscapes and gardens. This can be shown in two ways. First, through ideas about reason, order, and even God. For people as far back as at least the 5th century B.C.E. – Plato’s time, roughly – the mind was…