Climate Change

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on June 5 in Shannon, Ireland. Mr. Varadkar had pledged that Ireland would be a leader in responding to climate change, but it is not necessarily doing any better than the United States is. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Keith Adams August 05, 2019
In May, Ireland became only the second country in the world to declare a “climate and biodiversity emergency.” But was it only a “greenwashing” move to distract climate activists from more oil and gas drilling?
People enjoy the sun and the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris, on Thursday July 25, 2019, when a new all-time high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.7 F) hit the French capital. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
Melissa Vida August 02, 2019
People fainted on public transport in England. In Paris schools postponed exams, and the heat wave aggravated wildfires in Spain and Portugal. In Scandinavia it hastened Arctic melt.
Young people's intensified demand for climate action is a sign of hope during the planet's ecological crisis, said Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
After all previously stocked items are gone, no more single-use plastic will be sold.
Mike Seay July 05, 2019
The show raises questions about the trust we put in the institutions that claim to protect us. I could not watch this series without thinking of the world’s denial and inadequate response regarding climate change.
Robin Happel July 03, 2019
Fordham University's student graduation speaker was motivated by her faith to call for “zero emissions, zero excuses and zero time to waste.”