Pope Francis pledged Vatican City State would achieve net-zero carbon emissions before the year 2050, and he urged everyone in the world to be part of a new culture of care for others and the planet.
More than 80 NGOs, including major Catholic service organizations, have entered into a Climate Compact pledging a “concerted, unified, and urgent action to address climate change,” through a full-scale review of their operations.
While more than 60,000 mostly young people rallied in lower Manhattan to participate in the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20, environmental and social activists gathered at a nearby branch of Banco Santander on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria to reflect on the threat of climate change and on becoming homeless because of a natural disaster.
Global Climate Strike — a gathering of more than four million young people worldwide on Sept. 20 to call attention to the dangers of climate change — was a local event, too, as more than 60,000 rallied in lower Manhattan to voice their support for efforts to curb global warming.
New York City’s all-day rally, organized by the Youth Climate Strike Coalition, is being held in lower Manhattan.
Timed to mark the 4th anniversary of Laudato si’ -Pope Francis’s landmark document on the environment – the Catholic bishops of California have released a major pastoral statement calling for statewide ecological conversion.
Thousands of world leaders gathered in San Francisco last week for the Global Climate Action Summit to “Take Ambition to the Next Level” in fighting climate change, and in particular, to ensure the Paris Climate Agreement remains in effect.
Elizabeth Disco-Shearer, CEO of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-USA’s Disaster Services Corp., has become a road warrior.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are speaking out on President Donald Trump’s decision “not to honor the U.S. commitment” to the Paris climate and the U.S. Senate’s “grave obligation” to make sure their health care reform bill respects life, provides adequate health care and is “truly affordable.”
Dear Editor: Letter writer Patricia Kenney tells us that the evidence of climate change is irrefutable. The Paris agreement on climate change is nothing more than President Obama’s effort at income redistribution from the United States to Third World countries.