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Environment

Death of Life:

Gradually environmentalists and even political commentators are becoming aware of the fact that the election of President George Bush was bad news for the poor of the world and for the…

A Theology of Environment:

Introduction Thirty­ four years ago Rachel Carson warned us that we were poisoning not…

The Impact of Climate Change on Life:

This booklet aims to give you clear information on the issue of Climate Change and Global Warming as…

Caring for the earth as mission:

Through her haunting 1962 book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson inadvertently set in motion a great movement. For Carson the book was the concrete expression of her life-long advocacy of nature and environmental ethics. It is widely credited with starting the modern environmental…

Integrity of Creation: An issue for Religious today:

We include some scriptural and theological resources for use in work groups and communities and some Resources for your ongoing…

Global Climate Change:

Scientific evidence of climate change has been accumulating for over two decades. Indisputable evidence exists that Earth’s climate warmed by one degree last century, that the 20th century was the warmest in at least 1,000 years, and that the main cause has been an increase in greenhouse…

The extinction of animal species:

 Massive extinctions have occurred five times during the earth's history, the last one was the extinction of the dinosaurs, 65 million…

Quotations on Stewardship of Creation - Maryknoll

 At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God's creation and the one human family. It is about protecting both "the human environment" and the natural environment.1 It is about our human stewardship of God's creation and our responsibility to those who come after us. With these reflections, we seek to offer a word of caution and a plea for genuine dialogue as…

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Loss of Forests

Loss of forests:

Deforestation began thousands of years ago for building ships and houses. However, o ver the last 20 years, more than 300 million hectares of tropical forests (an area larger than the size of India) have been cleared for plantations, agriculture, pasture, mining, or urban development. Today forests cover only half of the area they…

Desertification:

 The United Nations General Assembly, at its 58th session, proclaimed 2006 as the International Year of Deserts and Desertification (YDD) with the view to raise public awareness of the issue and protect the biological diversity of deserts as well…

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Water