1969

Human populations have more than doubled since Man first landed on the moon in 1969.  Meanwhile, other species are in alarmingly rapid decline.  In 1967 Lynn White argued the heart of the problem lay in Genesis 1:26–8 – in making Man in his own image, God gave him dominion over the Earth: “nature has no value apart from what it provides us, and thus we are free to exploit it without consequence”.  Discuss!