Back from the High Andes

I am back to the USA after almost 2 months in Peru leading mission trips. While there I took the time and did some reserach and interviews to understand the impact of climate change, if any, on impoverished people. I have a new article on this issue, mixing both the latest reasearch as well as […]

Unreliable IPCC

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. […]

Green Revolution

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 […]

Holy See to Copenhagen

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 […]

The world’s response

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 […]

Landmark environmental Papal statement published

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 […]

Faith and Environment

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 […]

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