With World Environment Day falling this week (June 5) and World Oceans Day on June 8, there is little need for ever more ferocious storms, forest fires and flooding to remind us of the planet’s vulnerability in the face of increasing carbon in the atmosphere. A new report from a group of scientists in China suggests the Paris Agreement’s 2°C increase in the earth’s temperature on pre-industrial levels will soon be swamped with projections it will rise to double this figure before the end of the 21st century.
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Movements to divest from fossil fuel investments in different parts of the world is gaining momentum. With 70 percent of the carbon driving climate change coming from the use of fossil fuels globally and sustained by 90 corporate and state entities.
Jesuit network Institutions sign Catholic Climate Declaration: “We are still in” on Paris Climate Agreement
Jesuit institutions and organizations, including the Ignatian Solidarity Network, and other Ignatian network members, have joined nearly 600 U.S. Catholic institutions in signing the Catholic Climate Declaration, affirming the Paris Agreement and supporting actions to meet its goals. Signatories include dioceses, communities of men and women religious, health care systems, universities, parishes, and schools.
On the Third Anniversary of Laudato Si’, Catholic Institutions Declare “We Are Still In” on the Paris Agreement
Nearly 600 U.S. Catholic organizations declared that they are “still in” to support the Paris Agreement on the third anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. More than 80 U.S. Jesuit institutions were among those to sign on to the Catholic Climate Declaration, which responds to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement.
Close to 600 institutions have signed the Catholic Climate Declaration, which renews Catholic support for continuing U.S. actions to address climate change despite backpedaling by the the Trump administration.
From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world unite to pray and care for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation,” and it’s happening from Paris to Pittsburgh, Pretoria to La Paz. You are called to lead your community. The theme for this year’s celebration is “walking together,” and there are endless ways for your community to show it is on a journey toward better care of our common home.