I have been debating about becoming a blogger for a while now. This is an experiment. I have been interested in both faith and environmental issues, and especially their interaction, for a long time. Much of my interest in following the blogosphere has been to understand environmental issues well in order to speak and act […]
Yesterday a landmark statement to be read by Pope Benedict XVI on January 1st 2010, the World Day of Peace, was made public. The message entitled “If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation” is among the most important Vatican teachings on the environment, comparable to John Paul II’s message exactly 20 years ago on […]
It’s common that the secular media put’s a fantastical spin on Vatican statements, as the media coverage announcing “new sins” as if the Catholic Church comes up with a list on a whim every so often. This time, the Pope’s remarks have received less coverage than usual (perhaps overshadowed by the failing Copenhagen talks on […]
The language of calamity and exaggeration in the end discredits climate science and climate action. With fantastical scenarios like this, who wants to believe in anything? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0WRbLbVJdw]
Read here the official statement of the Holy See to the President of the COP 15 meeting in Copenhagen. Following the lead of Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Migliore, permanent observer of the Holy See at the United Nations, delivered a balanced and bold statement with regards to the Church’s position to climate change. He calls […]
It’s all over the news, the COP 15 meeting in Copenhagen, the much expected world summit on climate change was a failure. Roger Pielke Jr. has an interesting post on his blog explaining why reaching an agreement is so problematic. Follow it here.
The Pope’s comments on the environment are still generating much interest and discussion. Here is an article by Sandro Magister, an Italian journalist who has an article on Pope Benedict XVI and the environment. Make sure to read the commentaries at the end; of Professor Prodi, a leading Church climatologist and the Pope’s Banker. This […]
There are many reasons for distrusting the information the IPCC is giving us on climate. Serious contention has arisen from 2 specific areas: The IPCC exaggeration of glacier melt in the Himalayas and the association of climate change with disaster damage such as hurricanes. The IPCC affirmations on both these areas are being seriously contested. […]