Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Pope Francis rides on hyodrogen Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Climate-Friendly Popemobile

Pope Francis has taken delivery of a hydrogen-powered climate-friendly Popemobile. The latest version of the Popemobile is a Toyota Mirai (meaning ‘The Future’) which he first had the use of on a visit to Japan in November 2019. Toyota customised two of the automobiles for Pope Francis’ visit, and one of these is now part Read more

Record wildfires, hurricanes, droughts – we need the Season of Creation Comments 0

Monday, September 21st, 2020
season of creation

Climate change is real; its death and destruction is upon us, and it is projected to get much worse if far more aggressive national and international efforts to reverse it are not soon enacted. Those who deny climate change and its accompanying global warming – from certain high government officials to countless ordinary users of Read more

The racism behind NZ’s inaction in the Pacific Comments 0

Monday, September 21st, 2020
racism

In April 2018, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the Paris Institute of Political Studies to talk about the impacts of climate change in the Pacific Islands and said: “We are a Pacific nation … New Zealand does not simply sit in the Pacific. We are the Pacific too, and we are doing our best to Read more

Thousands of weather stations show there’s more heat and rain Comments 0

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
weather

A major global update based on data from more than 36,000 weather stations around the world confirms that, as the planet continues to warm, extreme weather events such as heatwaves and heavy rainfall are now more frequent, more intense, and longer. The research is based on a dataset known as HadEX and analyses 29 indices Read more

Beating COVID-19 is just the beginning Comments 0

Monday, May 18th, 2020
laudato si week

As we have united against the coronavirus threat, let us also work together against climate change and all threats to healthy human life on this planet, we can grow through this crisis and build a better world together says  Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand  Director, Julianne Hickey. To mark 5th anniversary of the publication of the Read more

Meatless Mondays: Mercy sisters cook up recipes for a less-meat Lent Comments 0

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
meatless mondays

From eggplant lasagna to lentil sloppy joes, the Sisters of Mercy have cooked up some of their favourite vegetarian recipes as a way to invite Catholics to join them in eating less meat this Lent — and not just on Fridays. This year, the religious congregation is extending the Lenten tradition of abstaining from meat Read more

Carbon emissions drop 25% in coronavirus epidemic Comments 0

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in China has had a surprising outcome – a 25% drop in carbon emissions. The “unprecedented” reduction in emissions volume followed Chinese attempts to contain the virus. Entire cities have been locked down, highways emptied, airplanes grounded, factories shuttered and millions of people confined to their homes. Finland-based climate researcher Lauri Read more

Top emitters must commit to a U-turn at COP25 Comments 0

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Epitomizing the disconnect between scientific warnings and human action, global temperatures are now on track to rise by an unacceptable 3.2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels by 2030 while greenhouse gas emissions hit all-time highs. As the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP25 Read more

Robert Redford meets Pope Francis at weekly general audience Comments 0

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Famed actor Robert Redford waited patiently outside the Vatican on Wednesday for the chance to briefly exchange personal words with Pope Francis. Redford and his wife, German artist Sibylle Szaggars, were spotted in the general audience for the weekly Papal Mass in St. Peter’s Square. The pope, 82, and Redford, 83, clasped hands as Redford Read more

Venice homeless struggling, basilica damaged by record floods Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Two people have died and the crypt of St Mark’s Basilica, is underwater after serious flooding hit Venice, Wednesday. Used to high tides, local authorities in the lagoon city have called a state emergency. More than 85% of Venice was flooded as the high watermark reached over 6 feet. Wednesday’s water levels were the highest Read more