Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

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
climate change deaths

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

Mother Earth: With greatest respect

Thursday, March 18th, 2021
Mother Earth

There are two prayers I love which both connect me to Mother Earth. The first is one my uncle said, as a grace before we ate as a family. I loved the rhythm of this prayer and although I do not recall the exact words, he would begin by giving thanks to God the Creator Read more

Climate change puts numerous Catholic schools at risk

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Ninety-four New Zealand schools –  including at least 11 Catholic schools – are at risk of flooding. Niwa says sea level changes could create flooding around school buildings and roads. Then it would be difficult for children to get to and from their classrooms. Infrastructure would be affected. Seawater in pipes would cause school toilets Read more

Removing the stain of climate change from washing products

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

There’s a train coming and we’re all on the tracks. We know it’s coming, everybody’s talking about the train and how much it’s going to hurt when it arrives. But no one’s actually doing anything to stop it, or even slow it down. That’s how facing down climate change can often feel. Governments convene, agree Read more

Catholic institutions lead in divestment from fossil fuels

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

As the climate crisis rages around the world, many of the world’s governments continue to cling to energy sources of the past. But faith institutions around the world aren’t waiting for change. They’re committing to a brighter and cleaner future. Together, they’re acting out their values and showing the world once more that faith institutions Read more

Time to consider petrol and diesel car import ban, says climate change minister

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Climate Change Minister James Shaw​ wants to see a new petrol and diesel car ban, to kick in at the same time as the United Kingdom’s ban. During an interview with Stuff on his second-term priorities, Shaw said he would recommend the policy to new Transport Minister Michael Wood​ as an “anti-dumping measure” as well Read more