The United States has the technological imperative to lead on clean energy. We have the economic imperative to engage in job creation that is good for all of creation. We have the moral responsibility to protect our planet for future generations. And with the pope's encyclical, science and technology truly can be the answer to our prayers.
The White House and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a new peer-reviewed report saying inaction on climate change is a dire threat to human health and the economy. It specifically estimates the physical monetary paybacks across 20 sectors of the U.S. by year 2100 if world leaders successfully limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
The Arctic is screaming. Can you hear her in the floods of Houston, the drought in California and the epic snowfall in Boston this past winter? Our collective failure to limit greenhouse gas emissions has pushed atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide to levels not seen for millions of years.
What will it take for us to join the rest of the international community in giving climate change its due?
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I've known Taylor Wilson from a distance for several years, from a time many lifetimes ago when I was working as a journalist covering the nuclear power industry. He's not a kid anymore, but when he was 14 years old Wilson decided to build a nuclear reactor in his parents' home.
Basically there are three ways the Clean Power Plan, which calls for a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from existing power plants, is good for business and our economy.
LBL invites you to self-identify and share. Don't be shy. She suspects that of the 12,060 followers listed on her blog, there are actually only about 7 who read her posts. Your secret is safe.
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.
Ever been motivated by a thought that changed your life? Publishing executive Eric Zimmerman was, and he launched a life of innovation as a result. ...
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.
Farm life was nothing like I'd expected. At night, pesticides drifted in our bedroom window while we slept. During the day, the poison coated the sheets and clothes I hung on the line. It was all around us. I was horrified by what I witnessed, but I felt helpless to do anything about it.
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.
While the governor drags his heels, Marylanders across the state struggle to survive during bad ozone days.
Contemporary Pagan religious practice commonly fosters a sense of spiritual connection with the Earth. Pagans actively try to cultivate a harmonious relationship with the non-human natural world.