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17 December 2009 |
It's hard not to sound misanthropic when discussing population.
Conservatives accuse you of favouring abortion, contraception and sterilisation in developing countries. Progressives say
you're a cultural imperialist diverting attention from social justice.
10 December 2009 |
Columban missionary priest and environmental activist Sean McDonagh reports from the climate convention in Copenhagen, where negotiators have been told to 'go very far and very fast' and turn Copenhagen into 'Hopenhagen'.
07 December 2009 |
Trees are recognised as powerful cosmological agents in many of the earth's myths, rituals and religious beliefs. A worldwide 'bell ringing for climate justice' on 13 December will signify a vocal, moral and spiritual re-engagement of churches with nature.
30 November 2009 |
Climate sceptics use proven lobbying techniques to confuse people and delay political action. That Cardinal George Pell allows himself to be aligned with them compromises the credibility of church mission to serve
25 November 2009 |
The media has labelled them 'murder
simulators', linked them to depression and held them
accountable for childhood obesity. But there's another side to videogames that the mainstream media doesn't seem to want you to know about.
24 November 2009 |
Visiting Kiribati and Tuvalu it is obvious that both populations are dealing
with overcrowding, unemployment, poverty, pollution, and modernisation.
Climate change is a driver for some of these stressors as well as a
multiplier of their effects.
23 November 2009 |
As Copenhagen looms on the horizon like a giant apocalyptic festival, Ican’t get Michelangelo and my kids out of my mind. The image of the Pietá, the mother holding her dead son, keeps appearing.
16 November 2009 |
My conversion moment came while walking along a busy interstate highway in Spain, crowded with trucks that were passing me every second, blowing me off my feet and filling my lungs with their exhaust gases. I knew then that we cannot go on like this.
09 November 2009 |
Vegetarians are still seen as antagonistic and
self-centred, as if they'd made a selfish decision purely to sabotage dinner parties. Vegetarians have been too polite, and too careful not to offend carnivores, for too long.
29 October 2009 |
Australia's decision to reduce its intake of the endangered southern bluefin tuna has outraged the industry. The global fishing industry is unsustainable, and fishing is second only to climate change as
the greatest environmental threat to marine ecosystems.
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