Critics have often claimed that the Christian view of man having dominion over nature is responsible for environmental problems.* But what is the Christian view of environmental stewardship? And how should Christians address the most central issue of today's debate over the environment--global warming? Richards will argue that Christians have a solid basis for an environmental ethic, but they still have to separate fact from fiction. This is nowhere more important than with global warming. *For example, Lynn White wrote a famous paper in Science blaming the Bible view of man's dominion for environmental problems: "By destroying pagan animism, Christianity made it possible to exploit nature. . . . [W]e shall continue to have a worsening ecologic crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man." BIO:  Dr. Jay W. Richards is Research Fellow and Director of Acton Media at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy and theology (with honors) from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was formerly a Teaching Fellow. He also has a Th.M. from Calvin Theological Seminary, and an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He is the author of many scholarly and popular articles in publications such as the Washington Post, National Review Online, and Washington Times, as well as several books, including The Untamed God and The Privileged Planet: How our place in the cosmos is designed for discovery, with astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez. He is executive producer of the documentaries, The Call of the Entrepreneur (Acton Media, 2007), and The Birth of Freedom (Acton Media, 2008), and author of the forthcoming book Money, Guilt, and God: The Christian Case for Capitalism (HarperCollins/HarperOne, 2009).