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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 […]

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 […]

White Wild Whale

A wild white Killer Whale (Orca) has been spotted in the wild. This is the first of its kind to be seen. Below the BBC article.  One wonders if, despite this not being the Sperm whale species, if Captain Ahab and Moby Dick add to the fascination of this siting. Scientists have made what they believe […]

The IPCC Loss of Credibility

Roger Pielke Jr. has an interesting post on the latest measures involving the IPCC, and the predicted changes ahead. Read it here.  I have posted before on the complications of the IPCC here and here. Very basically, the IPCC has had to implement new procedures to guarantee freedom from conflict of interest and other potential elements […]

The End of the IPCC?

Judy Curry has an interesting post on a a proposed bill to kill US funding for the IPCC, which amounts to $12.5 million a year. Curry’s analysis is interesting, and she suggests that if the US bail, then other countries may follow suit and the IPCC may lose its status on the world climate change […]

Climate Change and Reconciliation

There are 2 good posts/articles that talk about reconciliation related to climate change, though in different and indirect ways. The first one, which touches on the Copenhagen Climate Summit, comes from a clearly Catholic perspective but indirectly calls for the reconciliation of human beings with themselves. Applebaum does a great, and simple, job of showing […]