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Climate science development, fossil fuel companies response

30 November 2018
Tyndall’s apparatus used in his experiments on absorption properties of different gases, where he concluded that water vapor and carbon dioxide are most responsible for trapping heat in the atmosphere and any change in the levels of these gases “must produce a change of climate.” (Image source from “The Discovery of the Greenhouse Effect” by Dr Steve Easterbrook, March 2017 and adapted from Tyndall, 1861)

  by John Colin Yokingco We are given a deadline: 2030 – 12 years from now. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report 15, we have 12 years to drastically reduce our emissions or else it will be too late to slow down global warming to a rate that can...
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The Paris Rulebook: COP24’s main output to set the Paris Agreement in action

30 November 2018
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The next two weeks could determine the fate of the planet in the next 12 years, as world leaders are set to finalize the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement and discuss actions to curb climate change at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24), 2 to14 December in Katowice, Poland. The main output of COP24...
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How fossil fuel companies responded to decades of warnings on global warming –Infographic

15 November 2018
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Knowledge on the catastrophic effects of increased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere has been around as early as the 1800s, and the top CO2 emitters were even warned by their own scientists of the possible effects of these emissions to the climate. However, along with the continuing research, warnings, and global initiatives to...
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2018 Joint statement of Bishops’ Conferences on climate justice

15 November 2018
“We expect energy-related CO2 emissions will increase once again in 2018 after growing in 2017.” (Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, 8 October 2018)

Church leaders of the continental groupings of episcopal conferences issued the following appeal to government leaders and representatives to work towards an ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement for people and planet. There is a particular request for the COP24 Summit in Katowice, Poland next month to be a milestone on the path set...
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IPCC warnings on the warming: The IPCC Special Report 15 on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C

15 October 2018
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In the Summary for Policymakers of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5℃ released on 6 October by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 91 authors and review editors from 40 countries declared that the world needs to limit global warming to 1.5℃ rather than 2℃.  The situation demands urgent global action to...
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Urgency of the urgent

31 August 2018
Members of the indigenous Ifugao community share with the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines their testimonies on the impact of changing weather patterns on their planting and harvesting times, part of the National Inquiry on Climate Change that the Commission is undertaking. Photo credit: JC Yokingco

Dr. Pedro Walpole Seemingly forgotten public documents and scientific studies are revealing the extent of the fossil fuel industry’s research on climate change as early as the late 1950s along with the warnings from the industry’s scientists, but these were taken over by the cover-ups and misinformation that followed during the 1970s and 1980s....
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Urgent action needed to steer a Hothouse Earth towards a Stabilized Earth

15 August 2018
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The Earth may be well on its way to an irreversible “hothouse” if people do not take urgent collective action to steer its path to a habitable state, scientists warned. According to a recent study Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the...
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Developing ecological awareness at Saint Xavier’s College Kolkata

31 July 2015
Participantes en la Cuarta Cumbre Global de la Tierra en el Colegio de San Xavier en Calcuta, India

Ecojesuit recently spoke with Dr Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ, head of the Department of Environment Studies at Saint Xavier’s College Kolkata in India who organized the Saint Xavier’s Global Earth Summit IV  last March 2015 and who shared the outcomes from the conference and the various water security concerns  tackled during this year’s summit. How...
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The Pope and Tacloban: Social and economic inclusion of the poor in post-disaster response and humanity’s need to reconcile with Creation

15 January 2015
Barangay Anibong, ciudad de Tacloban en Leyte, Filipinas espera la llegada del Papa Francisco. Foto de: Vincent Go for ABS-CBNnews.com

Pedro Walpole The visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines is a religious and deeply cultural occasion. Though he asked for no images of himself to be posted, the country is adorned with images of a man who inspires love, mercy and peace. The sentiment of the people and the hope he inspires combine...
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Humanity’s challenge: To work within the safe operating space of planetary and landscape boundaries

15 June 2014
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Andreas Carlgren This is what we humans face as the huge challenge for our common future: If we keep Earth within the safe operating space of planetary boundaries, and we work with and integrate within the boundaries of its landscapes, humanity and the world can thrive. But if we transgress these scientifically drawn boundaries,...
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