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The gift of clear mind: Laudato Si'

We cannot begin to say how refreshing it is to see Pope Francis face the urgency of the situation and awaken us to our need to be alive, and to swim upstream. "When people become agents for truth and vital change, they are elevated, enlarged, and lit up."

Reaction to Pope's green encyclical - June 27

(Roundup) Go and pollute no more! Hispanics hear Pope's message.  Rethinking what it is to be human. Encyclical may be slow to take hold. 

End times for climate denial - 26 June

 Hard times for climate change deniers (roundup)

How Pope Francis’s climate encyclical is liberating the world

In my life there are two things that have the effect of at least somewhat isolating me from others. The first is being a writer on climate change, peak oil, and the economic crises bound up with those modern predicaments. The other is being a Christian environmentalist.

Prominent climate change denier funded by Koch brothers, energy companies: reports

A prominent climate change denier and researcher quietly took more than $1.2 million in payouts from the energy industry, including the Koch brothers and other oil lobbyists, for the past 14 years, newly released documents have shown.

'Fighting for the places we love': a vision for the climate battles to come

It is not preordained that low oil prices will either hurt or help the climate movement. If we do nothing, then it’s more likely that low oil prices will work against sensible climate action, just for simple economic reasons. When oil is cheap, people feel able to buy more of it.

Heft Notes: Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything"

Detailed summary of this important new book on how to combat climate change.

Five energy surprises for 2015: The possible and the improbable

There is an outside chance that one or more will occur, and this would move markets and policy debates in unexpected directions.

What climate change asks of us: moral obligation, mobilization and crisis communication

To call forth an emergency response from people, we have to put them in the role of rescuer. We must make clear that (1) an emergency is unfolding and (2) YOU have a critical role in responding to it.

Even climate change experts and activists might be in denial

One could argue that those who are very close to the reality of climate change are particularly prone to a need to split their identity. The knowledge they have, and the images they have seen, might unconsciously lead them to the above-mentioned counter-balancing and coping behaviours.

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