Posts Tagged ‘El Niño’

The consequences of climate change Comments 0

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Charred by the pulsing heat, the earth has turned to dust. Rivers have thinned to threads. Wells and ponds have parched. Across the sun-punished lands of Colombia’s La Guajira province, the northernmost point of South America, the symptoms of drought are stark. Water carriers walk for hours, bucket handles digging into their hands. Goats and Read more

Caritas report launched at Parliament today – Drought affects 4.7 M in Oceania Comments 0

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Su’a William Sio (Member of Parliament for Mangere) will launch Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s report about our close neighbours in Oceania at Parliament today, 4 October. According to the UN at the peak of the regional drought in summer, food and water issues affected more than 4.7 million people The impact of these factors continues Read more

El Niño – short and long term planning underway Comments 0

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea is already providing aid for communities affected by frost and droughts. Planning is underway for relief assistance in the future should the developing El Niño be as severe as climatologists are predicting. Crop gardens have already been destroyed by frost and rivers and creeks have either dried up Read more

Extreme weather – Draw on traditional Melanesian values Comments 0

Friday, September 11th, 2015

As the extreme weather conditions in Papua New Guinea continue, church leaders in Papua New Guinea are asking the Catholic people to come to the aid of those in need. “This is a time to draw upon our traditional Melanesian values of sharing and hospitality, and particularly on the Christian virtues of charity, honesty and Read more