Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Climate catastrophe: caught between hope and despair

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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As world leaders gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, I was depressed by the inability of nations to deal with the coming climate catastrophe. The fault is not entirely on the heads of world leaders. They are only responding to citizens who are more worried about today than tomorrow. People are not convinced of the need to Read more

New Zealand’s climate change regulation is messy and complex – here’s how to improve it

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
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Like other countries, New Zealand has both international and domestic targets to reduce emissions, but they run on different timelines and are based on different assumptions. This week, public submissions close on New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan which proposes policies for staying within the emissions budget for 2022-25 and keeping on track for future Read more

Climate change risks devastating conflicts – even nuclear war!

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

As climate change rages along its disastrous path of increasing and more intense natural disasters – hurting the poor most of all – it now appears that a majority of people are finally beginning to admit climate change is for real – and that pollution from humans burning oil, gas and coal is the main Read more

More than 60 Catholic organizations sign Statement on COP26 Draft Agreement

Monday, November 15th, 2021

More than 60 Catholic organizations have signed the following Statement on COP26 Draft Agreement by Laudato Si’ Movement. As Catholics, united for our common home, we urgently ask leaders at the United Nations 26th Climate Change Conference to follow Pope Francis’ leadership in reaching a prophetic final agreement. The science is clear: an extractive, unsustainable Read more

Researchers show US Catholic bishops’ denialism on climate change

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

A university in the United States has, in an environmental research paper, shown how US Catholic bishops’ diocesan communications have “collectively snuffed out the spark of Laudato si’.” The research titled “US Catholic bishops’ silence and denialism on climate change” was authored by Sabrina Danielsen, Daniel R DiLeo and Emily E Burke from the Department Read more

Catholics urged to get involved in climate response

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Caritas says recent government announcements on climate response recognise the urgency of making deep far-reaching changes across all sectors of New Zealand society, and the need to provide climate finance for the poor; but do not go far enough in aiming to cut New Zealand’s emissions sooner. The New Zealand government recently put out a Read more

NZ favours Pacific neighbours in substantial increase in climate change aid

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

The New Zealand Government says it will quadruple overseas aid to help poorer countries deal with climate change. The allocation has been increased to $1.3 billion. The Government says the increase in overseas aid means that New Zealand will now be paying its fair share towards global climate funding. It is part of a global Read more

Conservatives and liberals called to link over life issues

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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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

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