Acton Institute Powerblog Archives

Post Tagged 'environment'

EcoLinks 08.05.15

Naomi Klein on Visiting the Vatican & the Radical Economic Message Behind Papal Climate Encyclical Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! Following the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change, a major conference on climate change was held at the Vatican. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.04.15

US Democratic leader Pelosi calls papal encyclical an asset in climate change Fox Business Pelosi said Pope Francis’ encyclical “really made an important impression on the world” and noted that citizens “who might reject a policy initiative spoken by a government official in the United States, really cannot ignore his holiness Pope Francis on the subject.” Pelosi made the comments Monday during a visit to the Milan Expo 2015 world’s fair focusing on food security issues, and as President Obama prepared to unveil later in the day new regulations demanding steep greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.03.15

Are Pope Francis’ views on climate change costing him supporters? Sabrina McLaughlin, Patheos “Laudato Si” was heralded in advance of its release by many of the national progressive Catholic organizations and thinkers I have come to admire (the Franciscan Action Network, NETWORK, Father James Martin, S.J., etc.), and it is still bring promoted and discussed online and in the media. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.31.15

Sisters Of Loretto Divest From Fossil Fuels, Cite Pope’s Encyclical Antonia Blumberg, Huffington Post The Sisters of Loretto, a Kentucky-based Catholic community, are joining a growing movement of religious groups taking a stand for the environment. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.30.15

Archbishop, EPA administrator write joint op-ed on climate change Catholic World News Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago has joined Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy in writing an op-ed article entitled “We have a moral obligation on climate change.” “The fight against climate change isn’t a sprint — it’s a marathon,” they wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.29.15

How C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien responded to ‘environmental holocaust’ Joseph Loconte, CNN In his controversial encyclical on climate change, Pope Francis delivered a scathing critique of environmental degradation and called for “an ecological conversion” among fellow Christians. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.28.15

‘I only saw it for three minutes’: Ron Boswell criticises the Pope’s statement on climate change without even reading it and then misjudges population of India by 950 million Lucy Mae Beers, Daily Mail Australia Former National Party Senator Ron Boswell was greeted with laughter after making controversial and ill-informed statements about climate change and renewable energy.Appearing on the ABC’s program Q&A on Monday night in Brisbane, Mr Boswell had a particular issue with Pope Francis’ encyclical on environmental degradation and climate change – even though he had not read it. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.27.15

Apocalyptic and Utopian: On Pope Francis’ Bolivian Manifesto James V. Schall, S.J., The Catholic World Reporter The Holy Father is certainly against abortion, euthanasia, and population control. What seems unclear to many is how advisers who hold these practices necessary in view of theories of ecology are at all helpful to what the Pope is really after. 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 07.23.15

Ewart: Unholy alliances bolster the Pope’s climate change campaign Stephen Ewart, Calgary Herald You could, cynically, call it a marriage of convenience, but given the schism in their views of same-sex marriage — or issues such as birth control — it would add an awkwardness to the Pope’s two-day conference at the Vatican City with the select group of municipal politicians that concludes Wednesday. Continue Reading...