The latest update of the Victorian Climate Action Calendar
The Calendar covering events from 14 June to 15 August 2015
Some items of interest are featured below.
– “The greatest hope for the Earth lies in religionists and scientists uniting
to awaken the world to its near fatal predicament and then leading
mankind out of the bewildering maze of international crises into
the future Utopia of humanist hope.” – Club of Rome
- SEE POPE FRANCIS PHYSICALLY GEARING UP TO RELEASE THE PAPAL ENCYCLICAL (YouTube video)
- THE PAPAL ENCYCLICAL “LAUDATO SI”, ON THE CARE OF OUR COMMON HOME”
- BABY BOOMERS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION (link correction)
SEE POPE FRANCIS PHYSICALLY GEARING UP TO RELEASE THE PAPAL ENCYCLICAL (youtube video)
THE PAPAL ENCYCLICAL “LAUDATO SI”, ON THE CARE OF OUR COMMON HOME”.
Explosive intervention by Pope Francis is set to transform climate change debate.
The most anticipated papal letter for decades will be published in five languages on Thursday. It will call for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind.
Pope Francis will call for an ethical and economic revolution to prevent catastrophic climate change and growing inequality in a letter to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. The encyclical will have a strong social justice theme and a particular emphasis on the injustice of climate change.
The pontiff is expected to argue that humanity’s exploitation of the planet’s resources has crossed the Earth’s natural boundaries, and that the world faces ruin without a revolution in hearts and minds. The much-anticipated message, which will be sent to the world’s 5,000 Catholic bishops, will be published online in five languages on Thursday and is expected to be the most radical statement yet from the outspoken pontiff.
The encyclical will undoubtedly make waves not only for its insistence that humanity protect the environment, but also for its deconstruction of conservative arguments against climate change. Could it lead to a step-change in the battle against global warming?
BABY BOOMERS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION Link correction:
Please replace the link provided in the 31 May – 11 Aug edition for Baby Boomers For Climate Change Action with http://babyboomersclimate.org/