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Post Tagged 'environment'

EcoLinks 07.15.15

Melville House Is Publishing Pope Francis’ “Call to Action” Encyclical on Climate Change Steve Duffy, Flavorwire Independent Brooklyn publisher Melville House has acquired the rights to be the first secular publisher of Pope Francis’ climate change encyclical: On Care for Our Common Home. Continue Reading...

An Economics Ode to Joy

In the weeks since the June 18 release of Laudato Si, the discussion has bifurcated into the realms of prosaic, progressive pantheistic pronouncements that Earth requires tender ministrations post haste on one hand. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.14.15

A Hindu Reflection on Pope’s Climate Change Encyclical Sunita Viswanath, Huffington Post Through this Encyclical, the Pope has invited every person on the planet into dialogue on the many pressing ecological issues facing humanity – and their impact on the poorest people of the world. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.13.15

Excerpts from Pope Francis speech attacking global economic order Reuters Pope Francis made a sweeping speech on Thursday during his Latin American tour criticizing the global economic order and asking for forgiveness from indigenous peoples for crimes committed by the Church in the past…. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.10.15

The Pope tries to keep a diplomatic face as he receives a gift from the Bolivian president… a crucifix featuring Jesus nailed to the Communist symbol of a hammer and sickle Flora Drury, The Daily Mail As crucifixes go, the one with Jesus nailed to the Communist symbol handed to Pope Francis during his meeting with the Bolivian President was unusual at best, blasphemous at worse. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.09.15

Laudato Si’ ignores real gains for the environment and the poor Steven Mosher, LifeSite News But having carefully read through Laudato Si, I am amazed at how pessimistic it is about the current state of the world and mankind, leaving out much of the great progress we have made in both care for the environment and the poor. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.08.15

In Calling on Government, the Pope Underestimates Power of the Market Doug Bandow, Conservative HQ Perhaps most disappointing is how the Pope seemingly views capitalism, and especially property rights, as enemies of a better, cleaner world. Continue Reading...

Economist Richard Fuller To Pope: Don’t Blame Capitalism For Environmental Woes

Lake Karachay, Russia, often referred to as the most polluted lake on Earth At The Federalist, a round-table discussion brought up several issues regarding the encyclical, Laudato Si’. A quick reading of the discussion sees several themes emerge: the pope shouldn’t be writing about science, this encyclical comes down too heavily against free markets, and that modernity has much to offer in the way of solving humanity’s many problems. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.07.15

Do the Pope and I live on the same planet? Steven W. Mosher, New York Post It is perhaps no coincidence that Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a radical environmentalist who had a part in drafting the encyclical, is a member of the Club of Rome. 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...