Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

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

Cardinal Dew joins church leaders lamenting US withdrawal from Paris Accord Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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The archbishop of Wellington Cardinal John Dew has joined with the leaders of other churches in New Zealand lamenting the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Accord on climate change. “The decision of President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement shows no concern for the rest of the world, nor for life Read more

Rex Tillerson visiting next week – will they discuss the turtle in the room? Comments 0

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, will meet New Zealand’s Prime Minister Bill English and Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee in Wellington next Tuesday. Brownlee says he welcomes the visit. He said the United States and New Zealand  “share a deep interest in maintaining peace, prosperity and stability in the Asia Pacific region” The turtle in Read more

Biblical flood — more than a fairytale Comments 1

Monday, May 29th, 2017

As warnings about the threat of rapid sea level-rise become increasingly urgent, one far-seeing, if dissenting, scientist has suggested it is likely the Biblical great flood did happen. “I don’t think the biblical deluge is just a fairy tale,” Terence J Hughes, a retired University of Maine glaciologist living in South Dakota, told the New York Read more

Our common home really needs your help! Comments 0

Monday, May 8th, 2017

“A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system,” warns Pope Francis in his landmark environmental encyclical Laudato Si (“On Care for Our Common Home”). Indeed, the scientific consensus is very solid. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), “97 percent or more of Read more

Pope, di Caprio, Obama and Clinton in movie Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Pope Francis is in a movie about global warming with a stella cast including world leaders including Bill Clinton,Barak Obama and Ban Ki-moon. The film “Before the Flood” was produced by National Geographic. It was released this week. Leonardo Di Caprio, who narrates the movie, says Francis’ leadership on climate change is “inspirational and essential”. Read more

Caritas Challenge – helping young people make a difference Comments 0

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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St Joseph’s School Feilding is taking on the Caritas Challenge for the first time. The whole school of 135 students will be taking part in the activities on Friday. The senior class is staying overnight to complete the 24 hours through to Saturday morning. “We hope that the students will learn to appreciate the very Read more

Stephen Hawking among the scientists at Pontifical Academy of Sciences Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Stephen Hawking, a renowned British physicist and self-declared atheist, was among those the Pope addressed this week. Hawking and other scientists were attending the Pontifical Academy of Sciences symposium. The symposium focused on scientific knowledge and technology’s impact on people and the planet. Although Pope Francis and Hawking have opposing religious beliefs, they connect with Read more