Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Conservatives and liberals called to link over life issues

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
link over life issues

For Catholics who put their faith first, before anything else, there is one way – above all others – to view the life and death issues facing local communities, the nation and the world: and that is, through the lens of the Gospel and Catholic social teaching! But instead, it clearly appears that more often Read more

Youth news: New global survey illustrates climate change anxiety

Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Greenroofs

A new global survey shows the depth of anxiety many young people are feeling today about climate change. A majority of them report feeling fearful of the future, sorrowful and doomed. The Bath University-led survey questioned young people from 10 countries. Its focus concentrated specifically on young people’s emotional reactions to climate change. Claiming to Read more

Christian leaders unite to warn of ‘catastrophic consequences’ of climate change

Thursday, September 9th, 2021
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The world’s Christian leaders have united to warn of the ‘catastrophic consequences’ of climate change, saying now is a ‘critical moment’ for the planet’s future. Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of the Eastern Orthodox Church, made the joint statement ahead of the Cop26 climate summit. In their Read more

‘Laudato Si’ inspires young adults to faith-based action on climate change

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

It was after reading Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” that Emily Burke began wondering what she, as a student at Jesuit-run Creighton University, could do to help protect the environment. “I was really energized,” Burke recalled after reading the teaching document. “That message informed my time at Creighton.” She Read more

The climate apocalypse is real, and it is coming

Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Climate change

Scientists are warning us that because of global warming, civilization is headed toward the worst catastrophe in human history. Unlike a war, a pandemic or a depression, this is not a disaster we can recover from in a few decades. This is a calamity that will take centuries, if not millennia, to recover from, if Read more

Germany’s deadly floods prompt support from the Third World

Monday, July 26th, 2021
The Scotsman

The Germany’s deadly floods have prompted the countries it usually helps to offer their support. Officials say at least 171 people have died since the flooding began last week. Many more are injured and 155 are missing. Images of Germany’s flooded villages and towns have prompted international aid agencies to offer compassion and concern. Agencies Read more

Climate change linked to 5 million deaths a year, new study shows

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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According to a world-first international study led by Australia’s Monash University, more than five million deaths a year can be attributed to climate change. Scientists at Monash analysed temperature and mortality data from dozens of countries across the world over the first 20 years of this century. While fewer people are dying from cold weather, Read more

Climate crisis cancelled: Greens agree

Monday, July 12th, 2021
Climate Crisis

Climate change is a serious matter, one which we need to get practical resolve on, National MP, Gerry Brownlee said Thursday in a conversation with Green MP, Golriz Ghahraman. He made the comments on a new podcast, “The Backroom of Politics”. However, while taking climate change seriously, Brownlee says he does not use the term Read more

No children – they contribute to climate change

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

A New Zealand-US research project has found concern for the environment is influencing people’s desire to have children. They say they have chosen the ‘no children’ option because they don’t want to contribute to climate change. The research resulted in a report co-authored by Lincoln University’s Samantha White, Dr Joya Kemper from the University of Read more

Pope to attend UN Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Pope Francis will attend the UN Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow in November. Pope Francis and John Kerry, U.S. President Joe Biden’s special envoy for climate, met privately in a closed-door meeting, last week at the Vatican. In an interview after the meeting, Kerry said he believes Francis will participate in the UN Framework Read more