“The marchers included Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and others who had walked from near the French embassy to remind people of a key U.N. climate change conference in Paris in December.”
“For Francis, efforts to preserve the environment are an excellent way to bring together secular and non-secular forces, and especially members of various religions. Love for the environment also expands his papal agenda of highlighting social justice issues like poverty.” (National Post)
“Bringing together secular and non-secular forces” should not rely wholly on preserving the environment. Ditto on the need for “collaboration between persons and associations of different religions on behalf of an integral ecology”.
“In a talk given to what’s described as the “failed” 2009 Copenhagen climate conference, reported in the New York Times, Schnellnhuber, who has advised German President Angela Merkel and is a visiting professor at Oxford, said of global warming: “In a very cynical way, it’s a triumph for science because at last we have stabilized something –- namely the estimates for the carrying capacity of the planet, namely below 1 billion people.” (Breitbart, June 12, 2015).
“Schnellnhuber is also author of what’s called the “two-degree target” that says governments must not allow the temperature to rise more than 2 degrees higher than at the start of the industrial revolution. Any higher, the theory holds, and much life on earth would either perish or be gravely harmed.“Make that the UN Charter, co-written by Canadian UN Poster Boy Maurice Strong and former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the one absurdly transported in a gilded Ark of the Covenant knockoff as the appropriate receptacle for “The new Ten Commandments” that no Pontiff has ever tried to do anything about. (Canada Free Press, June 15, 2015)
“To deal with climate issues, he has also called for an “Earth Constitution that would transcend the UN Charter” along with the creation of a “Global Council…elected by all the people on Earth” and a “Planetary Court..a transnational legal body open to appeals from everybody, especially with respect to violations of the Earth Constitution.”
“Klein’s most recent book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, explores the relationship between economic powers and the environment. (National Post)
“The People and Planet First conference is organized by the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace and by Catholic groups and will bring together Church leaders and scientists.
“In a recent encyclical about the environment, Pope Francis wrote passionately about the world’s moral duty to save the Earth and move away from business systems that pollute.
“He also noted how the poor often suffer the most from pollution and from other environmental damage in developing countries.”