A Catholic scientist speaks on Climate Change

Sophie Caldecott has a wonderful inetrview with Glenn Juday, Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The interview focuses on climate change, and expresses through Juday’s ideas what a Catholic position should be. As Sophie says, he “has a refreshingly positive attitude towards the issue of global climate change.” I have spoken at […]

Europe’s Climate Change Backtrack

Today Roger Pielke Jr. published has another interesting post on climate change policy, this time on the European Parliaments  recent decision to backtrack on supporting its emissions trading market. The Financial Times has a good appraisal of the situation here . In short, the article describes how the current economic situation of Europe has pushed climate […]

Catholic Symposium on Climate Change… and Hurricane Sandy

Recently a few articles have come out describing a symposium organized by the USCCB on climate change. The Conference was titled: ““A Catholic Consultation on Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing Pope Benedict XVI’s Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States,” linked here,  and as NCR reports, it “came about through a partnership […]

Energy Justice and Creatio

Last week the CEES hosted another Energy Justice CONFERENCE in Boulder, Colorado. The key participants included Dr. Kandeh Yumkellah, Director General of UNIDO and Senator Tim Wirth, as well as Dr. Lakshman Guruswamy and Dr. Christian Brugger among others. Jose Ambrozic participated in one of the panels representing Creatio, along withs Jason Prapas who collaborated on a project […]

Climate Change Deception 2012

Roger Pielke Jr. has an excellent post that cross examines Christopher Fields’ testimony before congress on climate change. Chris Fields is the lead author of the IPCC’s Working Group II on climate impacts, and professor at Stanford. You can read his full testimony here, and this is how he starts: My testimony today will address the […]

A Wind of (Climate) Change

There is an interesting article in the BBC about how wind farms may affect temperature changes in their areas.  Still seen as possible CO2 off setters and thus positively contributing to curbing climate change, this may add a twist to their impact on climate. See the article highlights below. Wind farms can affect weather in […]

Disasters and Climate Change

Roger Pielke Jr. has a recent set of posts and data on his blog, dealing a death blow to the conflation between extreme weather events and climate change.  This kind of stuff isn’t new, but there is some new data out which makes the correlation harder to prove. Here is one post with a good graph […]

Africa, Reconciliation and Environment

During the Pope’s trip to Benin in Africa there have been a few statements relevant to the environment. Most of the message of the trip has centered on “hope”, as well as moral and spiritual matters. Pope Benedict XVI insisted throughout his trip, and especially in his Apostolic Exhortation Africae munus, that Africa is a sign […]

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