Catholic Bernard Unabali of Papua New Guinea serves people who became the world’s first Climate Change Refugees when rising sea levels overran their atoll communities, and he expects there to be many more refugees coming years. Part of a Catholic symposium on climate change, his witness helps connect faith and the environment.
You can call me the Weather Grinch if you like, or maybe the Scrooge of Climate. But I find it hard to face so many people positively gleeful because the temperature in February has soared into the 50s, or even 60s. (Photo © Jan Will – Fotolia.com)
The Catholic Church hierarchy, beginning with the Pope more than two decades ago, has framed climate change as a moral issue involving ‘the future of God’s creation’ and one best viewed through four principles guiding Catholics’ worldview. Nice article from the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media. (Photo (c) Andrii Iurlov – Fotlia)
Is Superstorm Sandy a symptom of climate change? Listen to this interview with Christian climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe who puts the storm into historical and scientific perspective, as well as providing an update on the latest in climate science. Posted on Patheos. (Photo by DVDSHUB, used by Creative Commons License. Thanks. Photo is a house […]
Here is a handy study course consisting of nine sessions of two hours each that explores the challenges of climate change from scientific and spiritual dimensions. Leaders will find everything they need to plan and run the course. Written from a Baha’i faith standpoint, the materials are readily adaptable for other contexts. (NASA Photo, public domain)
Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. If it is exploited, as some are eager to do, the environmental damage will be apocalyptic. (Photo by Roberto Rizzato, used under Creative Commons license.)