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 […]

Sustainable Mining?

Here is an article by Jose Miguel Yturralde, an insider into the reality of mining in Latin America. He works in the mining business, is an environmentalist at hear and writes for Revista Vive and contributes for Creatio: here. Recently the theme has flared up in Ecuador and Peru, as debates rage on about the approval […]

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 […]

Threads and Colors

Here is a trailer of a documentary being produced by ICTY’S about art in poor Peruvian villages (in Spanish). The title translation is: “Threads and Colors: The Value of Every Stitch”. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn0GNCHQ4Xc&context=C3370ae9ADOEgsToPDskKJwx7yRKqLTZxqrDCzDkg4]  

US Emissions Off the Mark

Roger Pielke Jr. has a great post and graph (above) comparing US actual emissions in comparison with the emission targets proposed by the Obama administration at Copenhagen. For a long time Pielke Jr. has been advocating for a change in approach to climate change precisely because of the results illustrated above: ideal targets can’t be […]

The Energy Challenge of 2012

The UN has declared 2012 as ‘International Year of Sustainable Energy for All’, which officially kicked off yesterday: Senior United Nations (UN) officials on Monday called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and increase the use of renewables. As the ‘International Year of Sustainable Energy for All’ kicked […]

Pope Benedict XVI on Education and Climate Change

Recently Pope Benedict XVI gave his annual address to the Holy See diplomats. The common thread of the speech focused on the youth, the importance of education, and the state of world affairs. The Pope highlighted the importance of the family, religious freedom, world peace, and at the end dedicated a section on the environment, […]

Faulty Climate Change Reporting

Here is another scathing critique by Roger Pielke Jr. on misrepresentations of climate change in the media. This time the target is a NYT article by Justin Gillis, and now also an editorial.  I have been in Pielke’s class and run the numbers, and his point of the mis-attribution of economic damage for measuring disaster impact is […]

Creatio article in Ecuador

Below a few short articles by Creatio member Jose Miguel Iturralde,  one in an Ecuadorian magazine Vanguardia and two in Vive. Jose Miguel is an engineer and works in the Ecuadorian jungle supervising petroleum extraction. He has on the ground experience and faith formation with the CLM. Great job Jose Miguel! 1.       […]

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