Conference will address climate change, other messages from Pope Francis
Deepa Bharath, Orange County Register
During a conference hosted by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange on Saturday at the Christ Cathedral, McGuinness will shed light on these topics while explaining them in the context of Pope Francis’ 184-page encyclical in which he called for “a bold cultural revolution.”
The Religion of Climate Change
Nicholas G. Hahn III, The Wall Street Journal
Pope Francis should avoid making any imprudent statements during his visit to the U.S. in September, lest he get further entangled in the president’s agenda. The Clean Power Plan doesn’t put humans at the center of the environment, as Laudato Si’ recommends. Mr. Obama’s regulations aim to reduce power-plant carbon emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. Thus he implicitly renews his January 2008 pledge to “bankrupt” the coal industry. The Heritage Foundation predicts that by 2030 the plan would result in an “average annual employment shortfall of nearly 300,000 jobs.”
What motivates CEOs to solve the world’s big social and environmental problems?
Marc Gunther, The Guardian
What turns a person into a sustainability crusader? Author and professor Steve Schein wanted to know, so he interviewed corporate sustainability executives – people who have dedicated their careers to doing business better – to find out what makes them tick.
His words add morality to a strong scientific consensus for quick action
Michael E. Kraft, Tribune News Service
The unique contribution that Pope Francis made to this debate was to add a strong moral dimension to the prevailing scientific and economic discussions of climate change and the environment. He highlighted humanity’s pursuit of continued growth in material consumption at the cost of planetary health and human well-being, which he found to be morally reprehensible.