Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Callista Gingrich US ambassador to Rome Comments 0

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Callista Gingrich is the United States’ new ambassador-designate to Rome, according to a statement from the US Embassy to the Holy See. The Senate confirmed her election with a vote of 70-23. News sources say Gingrich is a practising Catholic. She is the third wife of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich who is Read more

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong … We are losing our interconnectedness Comments 0

Monday, October 9th, 2017
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The Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong, has suggested that the sacred thread of connectedness in creation has been lost. He said this in a presentation Reweaving the Ecological Mat — Ecology and Development. This was part of a series of lectures organised by the Pacific Theological College’s Institute for Mission and Research, the University of the Read more

LGBT being blamed for bad weather in USA Comments 3

Monday, September 11th, 2017

End-Time preachers are blaming the bad weather in the USA on God’s wrath. Radio preacher Rick Wiles said Houston is underwater because it “boasted of its LGBT devotion.” Ann Coulter suggested it might have something to do with the city’s former mayor being a lesbian. “I don’t believe Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for Houston Read more

Funding climate change in the Pacific – where is the money going? Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017
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 It is important to “speak truth to power” and ask where climate finance is going says Julianne Hickey. Hickey, the director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, was speaking at the annual conference of the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) last month. “In the beginning, none of the climate finance was reaching the Pacific, let alone Read more

I am not a religious person but thank God for the Pope – Helen Clark Comments 0

Monday, August 7th, 2017
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A former New Zealand Prime Minister who was until recently administrator of the United Nations Development Programme believes the role of religion and faith organisations in developing and securing peace is “absolutely critical”. The Rt Hon Helen Clark ONZ PC said this in response to a question put to her by former Labour party cabinet Read more

Climate revolutionaries of East Africa Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

For a long time polar bears were the poster child of climate change but that is no longer the case. Now it is an image of our fellow human beings, millions of them, battling on the frontlines for survival. While  the west debate the merits of climate science, in large parts of Africa, Asia and Read more

100 companies produce most greenhouse gas emissions Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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About 100 companies have been responsible for about 71% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. That’s according to a new report from climate change non-profit CDP in conjunction with the Climate Accountability Institute. The report hopes to highlight the role such companies, and their investors, play in Climate Change. These companies, led by Saudi Aramco, Russian gas Read more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Pope … again Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Pope Francis met privately for the fourth time on Saturday. The Holy See Press Office called their discussions “cordial” and said they spoke about “the good relations and fruitful collaboration between the Holy See and Germany”. They also discussed climate change and ways the world can work multilaterally to combat Read more

Climate Change: External Aid agencies “sidelining God” Comments 0

Monday, June 12th, 2017
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An Australian academic has suggested that one reason for the failure interventions for climate change adaptation in Pacific Island communities by external aid agencies is the wholly secular nature of their messages. Patrick D Nunn is Professor of Geography at the Australian Centre for Pacific Island Research  and Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast. Read more

Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Accord a grave moral injustice Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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The move by Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris Accord is a grave moral injustice say a group of Pacific Island civil society organisations under the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN) They say his decision is a clear sign of his continued support of the fossil fuel industry which Read more