"The world today faces a whole series of environmental crises. My country, Canada, experiences the effects of many of these. To save this planet, humanity must learn more about the problems and find solutions. I have written this book to help us understand what is happening to our environment and what we can do about it. This book is also about the role that Christians can play. I believe that we can make a positive contribution to the ecological crises facing our planet. Our faith requires it of us". -- Preface, p. 7.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction -- Our Faith: And the survival of creation -- Acid Rain: Poison from the sky -- Toxic Wastes: Chemical killers -- Garbage: Problems piling up on us -- Nuclear power: Unforgiving technology -- Ozone Layer: Killing the heavens -- Greenhouse Effect: An overheated world -- Third World: How Canada helps destroy the global environment -- The Future: Changing our theology, lifestyle and economics.
Author is "the national staff person with responsibility for Environmental Issues, on The United Church of Canada's Division of Mission in Canada". -- back cover.