At last week's Faith and Freedom Coalition event, Greenpeace asked presidential candidates about their reactions to Pope Francis' call for solutions to climate change Unlike the Catholic Republican Presidential contenders, Pope Francis' new teaching document for Catholic Priests, Bishops and Cardinals speaks very clearly.
The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If the Internet is powered by renewable energy, then it can help usher in the clean-energy revolution we so desperately need to avoid catastrophic climate change. This is a major opportunity, and responsibility, for Internet companies to join activists in a crucial fight.
The Philippines is disaster-weary, hit year after year by typhoons on steroids, strengthened by climate change caused by the world's use of oil, coal and gas. These communities can ill afford the constant damage, but they are strong and proud, happy people. Their sense of community is heartening but also heartbreaking.