climate change

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Heed the Call

Many in the US prefer to pretend that “everything’s fine,” ignoring the world’s ecological crisis.
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No Plan B

Some don’t want to hear that the material world is sacred, because they’d rather exploit it. But scientists have sent a clear wake-up call.
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Heritage for Children?

Climate change dovetails with other social justice issues because it has the worst effects on the poorest 
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A climate activist wearing a protective mask protests June 8, 2023, while smoke and haze caused by wildfires in Canada pass through New York City. (OSV News photo/Amr Alfiky, Reuters)

Caritas: Voices from climate change migrants can be ‘blueprint for change’

Too often the voices of people fleeing their homes due to climate change and extreme weather patterns are overshadowed by an abundance of scientific data and statistics, said a Caritas Internationalis official.
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Birds fly as the sun sets over the mountains near Assisi, Italy, in this Oct. 26, 2011, file photo. St. Francis, who was born in Assisi in the 12th century, is the patron saint of ecology and his feast day is Oct. 4. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope, in document on climate crisis, criticizes science ‘deniers’

After warning the world against ignoring the cries of the earth and the poor with his 2015 encyclical, "Laudato Si', On Care for Our Common Home," Pope Francis intensified his critique with "Laudate Deum" (Praise God).
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Firefighters stand on a Kamloops Fire Rescue truck at a wildfire near Fort St. John, British Columbia, May 14, 2023. Wildfires have always occurred, but experts say the warming climate is increasing their severity. (OSV News photo/Kamloops Fire Rescue handout via Reuters)

Poll: U.S. Catholics’ views on climate show no significant ‘Laudato Si” effect

Despite Pope Francis' advocacy for caring for creation, U.S. Catholics are no more likely than other Americans to view climate change as "a serious problem," according to new data from the Pew Research Center.
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