Paris --- With less than a week to go, the decisions about financing and temperature limits at the U.N. climate summit aren't getting any easier.
Eco Catholic: If you are someone who thinks it is already too late to keep the climate’s temperature from rising, COP21 is the place for you to be.
GSR Preview: The study highlighted a trend linking violations of rights of people and rights of nature, underscoring the reality that the well-being of humans and nature is inextricably linked.
Mimi Soileau goes nearly weekly to see what vegetables are ripe to be plucked from garden beds beside her parish church, St. Pius X.
Time spent with her hands in the dirt is nothing new for this 85-year-old master gardener. She's currently harvesting hearty kale, eggplant and broccoli from the raised beds, a new initiative of the parish garden ministry.
These vegetables go to the parish's Society of St. Vincent de Paul conference, which has given the fresh produce to families in need since the growing season began.
It does not take long to understand why Bangladesh is often cited in discussions about climate change and why the country could often be discussed during the United Nations' conference on climate change, which runs Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris.
Preview: "Expectations are very high," Sr. Odile Coirier said, describing the mood at the Paris climate summit. "But there is also great concern that those expectations may not be met."
At the climate change conference in Paris, Cardinal Pietro Parolin told attendees that the high-stakes gathering does not represent the end or start of action, but the path forward.
On Monday representatives from 195 nations gathered in Paris to grapple with the greatest moral issue of our time -- the war against Mother Earth. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warns that “It is life on our planet itself which is at stake,” and there is an “absolute urgency” to turn things around.
Eco Catholic: The hope is that an agreement in Paris will place the planet on a path to limit global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
Hundreds of thousands of people, including many Catholics, participated in rallies and events ahead of the United Nations climate conference, which opens Monday.