Laudato si’: The Catholic approach to climate change

Laudato si’ and climate change             Climate change is, not surprisingly, the most controversial and politically charged issue in Laudato si’. It has been a source of heated debate and confusion especially in the American context. In this essay I will outline everything the encyclical Laudato si’ says on climate change and then compare and […]

2013 Climate Change Review

Roger Pielke Jr. has an excellent summary on the “state of climate change”, (view the article), given in his testimony to the House last week. The full testimony is posted here, with some of the highlights below. Also, there is an interesting confrontation item by item on the mistakes of the last IPCC assessment for anyone […]

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 […]

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