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Post Tagged 'climate change'

Sanctimony Vs. Science

If one were to pinpoint the epicenter of sanctimonious behavior the past two weeks, he or she look no further than Paris. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, or COP21) has been a magnet for shareholder activists, nuns, clergy and other religious intent on furthering agendas ostensibly geared toward mitigating manmade global warming, but in reality promote hardship and energy poverty across the economic spectrum. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.24.15

With Pope Francis at the Helm, World’s Mayors Pledge to Fight Climate Change Nadia Prupis, EcoWatch At the Vatican on Tuesday, mayors from around the globe pledged to fight climate change and help the world’s poor deal with the effects of a warming planet, an oath that came during a two-day conference with Pope Francis—himself a dedicated climate activist. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.22.15

Pope Francis Asked for Help on Economics Michael Novak, Patheos The great possibility for our generation is to lift out of poverty every poor man and woman on this globe. In the future, the poor ought to enjoy ever-higher standards of living. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.20.15

Cardinal George Pell takes a swing at Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Rosie Scammell, Religion News Service Until now, Pell had remained quiet on the contents of the encyclical, despite gaining a reputation in Australia as a climate change denier. Continue Reading...

CRC Leadership on Climate Change

Would the denominational leadership of the Christian Reformed Church (CRCNA) rather talk about climate change than abortion or marriage? The CRCNA has a website for that. Based on the launch of a denominational “Climate Change Witness Project,” which I explore at Acton Commentary today, I think this is a legitimate question. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.03.15

Enviros That Supported The Pope’s Encyclical Tout Abortion To Solve Global Warming Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller Here’s some irony for you. The same environmentalists that fervently supported the Pope’s call for global governance over the climate and oceans are also pushing explicitly anti-Catholic policies to fight global warming: more access to contraceptives and abortion.The Sierra Club was just one of many environmental groups that supported the Pope’s call to address man-made global warming. Continue Reading...

What About Naomi?

In my lifetime I’ve witnessed some odd pairings – Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga being among the most recent – but none so bizarre as Pope Francis and Naomi Klein. The Pope needs no explanation, but Ms. Continue Reading...