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April 11th, 2018

Huge difference between 1.5 and 2 C: ice free Arctic once in 40 years vs. every 3-5 years

Huge difference between 1.5 and 2 C: ice free Arctic once in 40 years vs. every 3-5 years

By Daisy DUNNE, Carbon Brief , 2018 SEA ICE Limiting warming to 1.5C could ‘substantially’ cut risk of ice-free Arctic summers  Meeting the Paris Agreement’s aspirational target of limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels could “substantially” reduce the risk of sea ice-free summers in the Arctic, research shows. Two new studies find that, under 1.5C of […]


April 9th, 2018

Vatican II teaches that holiness is not primarily achieved by individuals but by the whole community, and Christian holiness cannot be understood apart from the demands to hold each in dignity and help one another, meeting core needs

Vatican II teaches that holiness is not primarily achieved by individuals but by the whole community, and Christian holiness cannot be understood apart from the demands to hold each in dignity and help one another, meeting core needs

Apr 9, 2018, by Joshua J. McElwee in NCRonline Central American migrants stand in line for food at a shelter set up for them by the Catholic Church in Puebla, Mexico, April 6. (CNS photo/Edgard Garrido, Reuters) VATICAN CITY — Christians cannot quest for holiness with prayer alone but must strive to serve those most in need, particularly […]


April 6th, 2018

Parish, Basic Ecclesial Communities try to turn community into first responders in flood prone areas

Parish, Basic Ecclesial Communities try to turn community into first responders in flood prone areas

Manila parish takes disaster management into its own hands: Risk reduction programs are incorporated into development plans in Catholic dioceses By Mark Saludes, Manila, La Croix, 6 Apr 2018 Members of Manila’s San Isidro Labrador parish’s Disaster Preparedness and Response Ministry. (Photo by Mark Saludes/ucanews.com) It was Sunday morning and the rain and wind was pummeling the […]


April 6th, 2018

Faith principles and quotes on climate for Faith-Climate Week

Faith principles and quotes on climate for Faith-Climate Week

Catholicclimatemovement.global/resources and the Catholic Climate Covenant have a lot of resources on Catholic perspectives. It’s useful to know where other religions stand too.  Much of this information is taken from the Alliance of Religions and Conservation website. Further information is available on their website at: www.arcworld.org The Baha’i Faith One World ‘The earth is but one […]


April 5th, 2018

Half a Degree of Warming Makes a Big Difference to Global Food Security, Study Finds

Half a Degree of Warming Makes a Big Difference to Global Food Security, Study Finds

A study published Monday indicates that it makes a big difference to global food security whether signatories to the Paris agreement are able to keep global temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, or allow it to rise a full two degrees. The study, published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, focused on how different warming scenarios would impact […]


April 5th, 2018

Priest: one of King’s most important insights was his insistence that Christian churches fail the Gospel when they merely reflect societal norms rather than challenge injustice

Priest: one of King’s most important insights was his insistence that Christian churches fail the Gospel when they merely reflect societal norms rather than challenge injustice

DC’s St. Augustine church parish part of a larger, unfolding narrative underscoring Catholic role in institutional racism Pastor Patrick Smith: “King’s life symbolizes for me that direct connection between justice and what makes me a Catholic,” he said. “We have to continue to fight.” Social Justice Lead:  “We have an obligation to stand in the gap […]


April 4th, 2018

Divestment: of the many env and social good funds that screen for GHG emissions or fossil fuel involvement, only 6 are fossil fuel free – and just one of those advertised as fossil free

Divestment: of the many env and social good funds that screen for GHG emissions or fossil fuel involvement, only 6 are fossil fuel free – and just one of those advertised as fossil free

ETF.com, 18 March 2018 Clean energy remains the most popular theme among environmental, social and governance (ESG) exchange traded funds or ETFs. Nearly two-thirds, or 64%, of the $6.3 billion currently invested in them are held in funds carrying some kind of screen for greenhouse gas emissions or for involvement in the coal, oil and natural […]


April 3rd, 2018

CELAM, the Latin American Episcopal Council, gives dioceses practical advice and guidance on how to strengthen their care of creation

CELAM, the Latin American Episcopal Council, gives dioceses practical advice and guidance on how to strengthen their care of creation

CELAM, the Latin American Episcopal Council, has released a letter that gives dioceses important practical advice about how to strengthen their care of creation. As the convening authority for Latin America’s bishops, CELAM’s guidance is valuable and highly trusted. Following are selected highlights from the letter. The full text is available here. 135. The approach of […]

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