Climate Change

The Theewaterskloof Dam, a key source of water for Cape Town, South Africa, is completely dry in this April 16, 2017, photo. (AP Photo/Halden Krog, File)
Anthony Egan January 26, 2018
There have been warning signs for decades; now South Africa’s second-biggest city is racing to prevent a drought from throttling the economy and causing social unrest.
A boy presents a hat to Pope Francis upon his arrival at the international airport in Trujillo, Peru, Jan. 20. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell January 20, 2018
“Just as the apostles faced the storm on the sea, you had to face the brunt of ‘El Niño costero.’”
Our readers November 29, 2017
Many readers also pointed out that in comparison with other foreign policy issues, climate change’s consequences are the broadest and have the most impact.
Giant machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany in April 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
Kevin Clarke November 17, 2017
“What we need to do is just continue to live out the challenge of ‘Laudato Si’,’ which is to examine our relationship with the earth, with God and with each other to see how we can become better stewards of this gift of the earth.”
(Photo: Aniek Wessel/Unsplash) 
The pope said the Paris agreement is "a clear path of transition toward a model of low- or no-carbon economic development, encouraging solidarity and emphasizing the strong links that exist between fighting climate change and fighting poverty."
A globe and a Ferris Wheel stand in the forest near Bonn, Germany, on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The UN Climate Conference takes place in Bonn, Germany till Nov. 17, 2017. (Rainer Jensen/dpa via AP)
Scientists say new figures show global carbon emissions will reach a record high in 2017.