A woman wades through floodwaters in Busia, Kenya, May 3, 2020. Across East Africa, flooding has resulted from months of excessive rainfall, which has also triggered landslides and mudslides. It has left thousands homeless and destroyed farmland. (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Patrick Egwu
President Biden's turnabout on the Paris climate accords was cheered by environmental activists in Africa, a continent that contributes a tiny amount to the problem of global warming but stands to suffer mightily because of climate change.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Climate change and environmental destruction are forcing millions from their homes, and Catholics have a responsibility to assist them, Pope Francis wrote.
The microplastics discovered in human placentas were much smaller, invisible to the naked eye, but they are part of a rapidly worsening pollution crisis. (iStock/pcess609)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
Tiny pieces of plastic waste, already found at the top of Mount Everest and the bottom of the ocean, may now have a toehold in the human womb, writes Kathleen Bonnette.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis pledged Vatican City State would achieve net-zero carbon emissions before the year 2050 and urged everyone in the world to be part of a new culture.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi and by Pope Francis, 2,000 young adults met online to discuss making the economy more responsive to human dignity and more respectful of creation.
Pope Francis speaks in a recorded message for the TED event, "Countdown," in this still frame from a video released by the Vatican Oct. 10, 2020. The pope joined the global virtual event in support of solutions to climate change. (CNS photo/Vatican Press Office)
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The predominant global economic system is "unsustainable," particularly in its impact on the environment, Pope Francis said.