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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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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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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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The Spirit of adaptation, vulnerability reduction, and decision-making in reconciling with creation

15 December 2015
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Jacques Haers, SJ and Elías López, SJ In the Formula Instituti of 1550, Saint Ignatius identifies the “reconciliation of the estranged” as a key mission for the Society of Jesus. GC 35’s focus on reconciliation as the call to “right relationships with God, with fellow human beings and with creation” gives a new impulse...
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IPCC Synthesis Report released: Irreversible impacts of climate change confirmed, what’s needed is our will to change

31 October 2014
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  recently released the last installment of the Fifth Assessment Report or AR5, the most comprehensive assessment of climate change, distilling and integrating the findings by over 800 scientists and released in the last 13 months. According to the IPCC press release of 31 October, among the key...
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Climate change 2013: The physical science basis and the human response needed

30 September 2013
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José Ignacio García, SJ The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a major effort by the scientific community to provide evidence to decision makers and the general public on the mechanisms and effects of climate change. This time, 259 authors from 39 different countries worked on voluntary basis, as it is the IPCC...
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IPCC Report on Renewable Energy

16 May 2011
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Renewable energy could provide more than 80% of the entire world’s energy consumption by 2050, and this could mean a reduction of 30% in global greenhouse emissions, according to the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III (Mitigation of Climate...
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Picking up the pieces, regaining momentum after Copenhagen

15 August 2010
Picking up the pieces, regaining momentum after Copenhagen

The United Nations Framework on Climate Change will resume meetings after the failure of the Copenhagen Conference. The two major issues, besides the financial instruments, are the need to conclude a legally binding agreement and to agree transparent rules to assess compliance. Although a large majority of commentators consider the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference to...
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