Religion and Society : Environmental and Medical issues

Information sheet on Environmental and Medical Issues (Christian and Muslim views) From the Edexcel book Religion and Society Third Edition by Victor W Watton.

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Religion: Environmental and medical issues
Global Warming
Causes of Global Warming
The Greenhouse effect
Caused by human activity
Burning of fossil fuels (Produces CO2)
CO2 causes heat to get through but not out causing the Earth's rise in temperature
Natural Climate Change
Warmest period happened 10,000 years before humans produced large amount of carbon
footprint
Scientist also claim that if greenhouse warming was happening the troposphere should heat
up faster than the Earth's surface but doesn't seem to be doing that
Claim that nature produces far more carbon gases from volcanic emissions, animals, bacteria,
decaying vegetation and the ocean than humans are ever likely to do
Solar activity
Changes in the Earth's temperature are caused by the amount of radiation coming from the
Sun
When solar activity is high, solar winds cause fewer clouds to form so that more of the Sun's
heat reaches the Earth and it warms up
Earth grew cooler after the Second World War when global carbon dioxide levels were rising
rapidly
Possible Solutions
Use:
Wind power
Solar power
Sea power
Hydroelectric power
Car manufacturers are using
Ethanol and biodiesel
Both produced from crops which could lead to world starvation
Electric batteries
Cause just as much pollution if they rely on electricity produced by power
stations using coal or oil
Hydrogen

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Fertile land producing food
Oil seed rape
Sugar can ( energy for cars)
Soft wood
Finite or non-renewable resources
Oil
Coal
Iron
Tin
Copper
Uranium
Natural gas
Hard woods
Possible Solutions
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Responsibility as God's stewards & leave Earth better than given means they try to reduce
pollution and preserve resources.
Everyone should be judging what doing in life as individual by standards of Christian faith.
Only being good steward and conserving environment & scarce resources can person be
good Christian.
Everyone should be judging what doing in life as individual by standards of Christian faith.
Only being good steward and conserving environment & scarce resources can person be
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Egg and sperm are from husband and wife so the baby will be the biological offspring of it's
mother and father
Discarded embryos are not foetuses and therefore no life has been taken
Different attitudes to infertility treatments among Muslims
Accept IVF and AIH because
Egg and Sperm from Husband and wife
All Muslims should have a family
Islam doesn't allow
Denys child's right to know natural parents
Donation of sperm is a form of adultery
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Do not agree
Shari'ah teaches nothing should be removed from body after death
Playing God is the greatest sin of shirk
Qur'an teaches only God can take a life
Against Sanctity of life
Organs needed for resurrection on Last Day
Some allow from close relatives
Muslim lawyers allow it
Muslim Law Council allow Muslims to carry Donor Cards
Islam aims to do good and help people…read more

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