climate change

Cardinal Turkson emphasizes importance of caring for creation at St. Louis Climate Summit

Cardinal Peter Turkson gave a bonus talk at the St. Louis Climate Summit, which is hosted by St. Louis University as a way to advance the Pope Francis' encyclical, "Laudato Si'." In both talks, the cardinal referred to the need to respect creation.

VIEWPOINT | The Paris Agreement and global solidarity

President Donald Trump is taking time to listen to his advisers on whether the United States should honor the Paris Agreement on climate change. The administration has repeatedly delayed its decision and an announcement is expected after the meeting of G-7 leaders in Sicily. This delay may be a good thing.

Trump's decision to abandon Paris climate pact called 'deeply troubling'

Protesters carryied signs on the People's Climate March April 29 outside the White House in Washington. On June 1, the U.S. bishops urged President Donald Trump to honor the nation's commitment to the Paris climate pact and protect the planet.

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's June 1 decision "not to honor the U.S. commitment" to the Paris climate agreement "is deeply troubling," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace.

POPE’S MESSAGE | Walls aren’t answer to people fleeing war, climate change

Pope Francis lead his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Oct. 26. The pope’s catechesis focused on welcoming the stranger and clothing the naked, two of the corporal works of mercy.

VATICAN CITY — Closing doors to immigrants and refugees is not the answer — it only helps encourage the crime of human trafficking, Pope Francis said.

"The only way for resolution is through solidarity," where everyone pitches in because "all together we are a powerful force of support for those who have lost their homeland, family, work and dignity," he said Oct. 26 at his weekly general audience.

In his talk, the pope continued his series of reflections on the works of mercy, focusing on welcoming the stranger and clothing the naked.

‘Laudato Si” at one year: Catholics inspired to act on climate change

WASHINGTON — Thinking green isn't easy. Nor is it always cheap.

But for St. Michael Parish in Poway, Calif., north of San Diego, parishioners are already seeing the benefits — spiritual, financial and environmental — of a $1.3 million investment in a solar panel system.

Poor farmers hope to influence climate talks with their stories

A light show illuminated the facade and dome of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 8. The show was sponsored by a coalition of production companies and charitable foundations with the intent to raise awareness about climate change.

PARIS — Thandiwe Chidararume, who farms sweet potatoes, nuts and corn in Zimbabwe, traveled nearly 5,000 miles to be in Paris for the U.N. climate change conference. She wanted to tell negotiators there of the problems she and thousands of other Zimbabwean farmers face due to adverse weather conditions.

For the past couple of years, her crops have gotten either too much rain or not enough. That has meant no money at market and no income to support her three children.

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