The recently published encyclical has some astonishing statements. While I differ with the Vatican on a number of issues, I cannot diminish the incredible stand the new Pope has taken on issues of global injustice, the environment, animal welfare and poverty.
After many false starts, we believe that we have now reached a tipping point (or, if you prefer, an "inflection point").
The two Democrats running to replace Aaron Schock in Illinois' 18th Congressional district supported action on climate change in a recent debate sponsored by several news organizations.
The religious community is abuzz with commentary on the Pope's recently released encyclical on climate change and the moral imperative to address its consequences, borne disproportionately on the backs of the global poor.
Tractor trailers and other medium and heavy trucks are the hard working giants of the American highway. They are also a disproportionately large part of our nation's carbon footprint.
Summer break looms just weeks away. What better way to share time as a family than to pick activities that are not only fun, but that also reinforce the importance of an appreciation for all things that are part of our ecosystem and our national natural resources?
Indiana voters may have a chance to significantly change their state's representation in Congress when they go to the polls next fall to elect a replacement for retiring senator Dan Coats.
Pope Francis recently published his statement on global warming as a moral problem. The Pontiff may be the best liked public figure on the planet but his credibility on environmental issues is close to zero. More specifically, Catholic Church policies hurt both the poor, and the environment.
Journey to the Heart of the World is a parable-like novel, reminiscent of the work of Paulo Coelho, with an environmental and humanitarian message deeply rooted in the wisdom of the indigenous tribes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in northern Colombia.
Swift action on climate -- a fast transition from fossil fuels to clean energy -- will save our country (and the world) so much money on healthcare that the transition would easily pay for itself and then some.
Pope Francis asks us a very simple question in his encyclical: "What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?"
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
Overhauling our energy, communications, building, transportation, and communications infrastructure doesn't happen overnight. It is certainly not cheap. Offsets enable immediate action in the midst of this long-term transition.
Pope Francis has released a profound and inspiring encyclical on the moral obligation to confront climate change. It urges us to heed nature's warnings. And it calls on us to tackle the climate threat in the name of justice, human dignity and service to the poor and most vulnerable.
This is not just about California -- it is also paving the way for ambitious climate policies on the state, federal, and even international scale.
Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si, is a bold and brilliant challenge to business as usual. Already, conservatives and liberals alike have mounted rebuttals in ways that illustrate the limits of their own ideologies.