“Tourism That Makes A Difference”

Last week Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, president of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers, opened the 7th world congress on pastoral ministry in tourism. The congress was held in Cancun, Mexico and Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter to reflect on the subject. I would highlight the following aspects from the Cardinal’s address and Pope […]

Cancun conclusions

Here is a link to an article by Roger Pielke Jr. on the Cancun climate conference. For him its the same old, same old… and I think he’s right on this one. While I agree in the diagnosis of the situation I would differ slightly on the proposed solutions. Certainly technology has a role to […]

What happened in Cancun?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtmydiQTHpc] This is video shows the key moment in Cancun where a climate ‘agreement’ was reached. Many news outlets hailed the meeting as a big success, and indeed there was an agreement, but how significant is it? Not so much. John Broder has a good piece in the NYT that summarizes what actually went on, […]

Cancun not so fun…

The Cancun world climate summit happening right now seems to be falling apart in many ways. Grist magazine comes out saying that “Cancun climate talks hit bump thanks to Japan and Brazil” and the quotes Lula (yes, in Brazil even president’s are called by their nicknames) “No big leader is going, only environment ministers at […]