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A boat drifts into a green algae mass in the Gulf of Oman.

A boat drifts into a green algae mass in the Gulf of Oman. Scientists who study the algae say the microscopic organisms are thriving in new conditions brought about by climate change, and displacing the zooplankton that underpin the local food chain, threatening the entire marine ecosystem.

Holy See calls for ‘intergenerational solidarity’ in climate change efforts

25/03/2017 10:20

The Holy See has called on the United Nations to promote “responsibility for those who come after us”, in the areas of climate change and justice for the poor.

 

Logo of AMOR’s ecological meeting in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb. 27-March 3‎, 2017.‎

Logo of AMOR’s ecological meeting in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb. 27-March 3‎, 2017.‎

Cardinal Bo warns against ecological and economic terrorists

03/03/2017 15:44

Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar has denounced the greed of ecological and economic terrorists for climate change and the ecological holocaust that are as devastating as nuclear weapons.

 

Pope Francis speaks with former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Pope Francis speaks with former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Pope Francis greets Arnold Schwarzenegger at General Audience

25/01/2017 14:30

Among those greeting Pope Francis at the General Audience on Wednesday was Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of the US state of California.

 

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, speaks at the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) opening in Micronesia

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, speaks at the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) opening in the Micronesian capital Palikir on September 8, 2016

'Impact of climate change on Pacific is real' - Dame Meg Taylor

18/01/2017 16:51

"The impact of climate change on the Pacific is real. It's not something that's going to happen; it's happening now." That was the assessment offered by Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Filipino villagers

Filipino villagers walk through drought ridden rice fields on Cebu island

Politics of welcome for climate change migrants

22/11/2016 16:33

The plight of millions of migrants escaping environmental disasters due to climate change will be addressed at a two-day conference hosted by the Pontifical Lateran University.

 

Protesters urge world leaders to take action in a march coinciding with the COP22 in Marocco

Protesters urge world leaders to take action in a march coinciding with the COP22 in Marocco

Pope urges int. community to act in combating climate change

15/11/2016 15:25

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the international community to act without delay in combating climate change. His appeal came in a message to participants of the COP22 Climate Change meeting taking place in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, 

Montreal protocol

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech to the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, in Kigali, Rwanda Friday, 14 Oct 2016.

Global amendment limits HFC gasses to help climate

15/10/2016 14:10

Environmental groups said nations have reached a deal this morning to limit the use of greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide in an effort to further protect the environment.

U.S. Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs Shaun Casey (center) with interfaith leaders on recent visit to Cyprus

U.S. Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs Shaun Casey (center) with interfaith leaders on recent visit to Cyprus

US expert: Religion powerful moral advocate on refugee crisis, climate

02/06/2016 12:57

What can interreligious dialogue contribute to combating climate change? And to the debate surrounding the refugee crisis? A lot according to the U.S. State Department’s Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs, Shaun Casey in Part II of his interview with Vatican Radio.