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What Climate Change Tells Us About Ourselves

Professor Martin Carbajo Nunez talks about climate change during interview on...

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Above: Professor Martin Carbajo Nunez talks about climate change during interview on October 19, 2018

What Climate Change Tells Us About Ourselves

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Martín Carbajo Núñez, professor of moral theology, Franciscan School of Theology

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What does climate change tell us about ourselves? Friar Martín Carbajo Núñez, a visiting professor of moral theology at the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, is exploring the topic in a lecture series about the moral implications of climate change. Núñez emphasizes the importance of disconnecting from our computer screens and reconnecting with nature.

Nunez said humanity must change course and value the environment, "Our identity depends on our contact with nature."

"Just as the body reacts to a microorganism with a fever, there is global warming. So, the world is creating conditions to destroy us as pathogenic elements. If we don't react, we will destroy nature or nature will destroy us," said Nunez.

Nunez will be speaking about ethics and technology in "our hyper-connected generation" at the Franciscan School of Theology on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

What does climate change tell us about ourselves? One friar and theology professor sits down with KPBS Midday Edition to talk about the moral implications of climate change.

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