Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

“Alarm bells should be ringing in the corridors of power” Comments 0

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Responding to the release of the latest Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), leaders of Catholic development agencies around the world have launched an urgent call for action, as there isn’t much time available to tackle the crisis without running into terrible consequences. Clearly, there is Read more

Biblical flood — more than a fairytale Comments 1

Monday, May 29th, 2017

As warnings about the threat of rapid sea level-rise become increasingly urgent, one far-seeing, if dissenting, scientist has suggested it is likely the Biblical great flood did happen. “I don’t think the biblical deluge is just a fairy tale,” Terence J Hughes, a retired University of Maine glaciologist living in South Dakota, told the New York Read more

Great Barrier Reef RIP Comments 0

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

For most of its life, the reef was the world’s largest living structure, and the only one visible from space. It was 1,400 miles long, with 2,900 individual reefs and 1,050 islands. In total area, it was larger than the United Kingdom, and it contained more biodiversity than all of Europe combined. It harbored 1,625 Read more

Climate change — a world at war Comments 0

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

In the North this summer, a devastating offensive is underway. Enemy forces have seized huge swaths of territory; with each passing week, another 22,000 square miles of Arctic ice disappears. Experts dispatched to the battlefield in July saw little cause for hope, especially since this siege is one of the oldest fronts in the war. Read more

Polynesian leaders sign climate change declaration Comments 0

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

The Polynesian Leaders Group, made up of eight countries, have adopted a declaration calling for international recognition of their countries’ vulnerability to climate change. The Polynesia Against Climate Threats declaration calls for a joint effort to protect the ocean and the environment, and will be taken to world leaders at a major climate change conference Read more

Pope’s encyclical calls for new relationship with the earth Comments 0

Friday, June 19th, 2015

In a new encyclical, Pope Francis has acknowledged “very solid scientific consensus” that humans are causing climate change that is endangering the planet. In Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home, released on June 18, Francis urged the world to embark upon a revolutionary ethical rethink and change of heart in its relationship with Read more

Climate change a serious moral responsibility says pope Comments 0

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Pope Francis expressed in a message at the major U.N. climate change summit in Peru this week that the consequences of environmental change represent a “serious ethical and moral responsibility,” and warned that the time for action is running out. Francis warned Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of the Environment of Peru and President-Designate of the conference, Read more

Kiribati Govt pays Anglican Church $15.3 million for land in Fiji Comments 0

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The government of Kiribati has paid the Anglican church  Fiji $15.3 million [US$8 million] for 5400 acres of land located on Vanua Levu in Fiji. It is part of a 5700 acre piece of land given to the church by a Mr Campbell. The Anglican Archbishop of Polynesia, Winston Halapua, said the church has kept Read more

Vatican begs world to go green to protect human family Comments 0

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The Vatican’s Secretary of State has made an impassioned appeal to the international community to tackle global warming. Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent a message to a UN summit on climate change, which was delivered by the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at the United Nations, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt. The archbishop said that the evidence for global Read more

Anglicans deny huge land sale in Fiji Comments 0

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

For some time there has been speculation that a Trust associated with the Anglican Church is selling a large block of land at Natoavatu near Savusavu on Vanua Levu, Fiji to the Government of Kiribati. But an Anglican Church spokesman Jason Rhodes, speaking in Auckland said “The best I can establish is that there has Read more