Posts Tagged ‘greenhouse gas emissions’

At end of fifth warmest year since record-keeping, Bali climate conference approaches conclusion

Posted December 14th, 2007 in Blog 1 Comment

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: You can’t say that the United Nations-sponsored climate conference in Bali isn’t surrounded by data and evidence emphasizing the urgency of its agenda. As the talks approach their close, just-released data indicates that 2007 will turn out to be the fifth warmest globally since record-keeping began. The report […]

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The White House and Climate Change: in my old Catholic terms, this is mortal sin

Posted December 13th, 2007 in Blog 5 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: In that old religion in which I was raised, we were taught that the difference between venial (lesser) sin and mortal sin (grave and deserving of eternal damnation) included two things: that the sin be grievous in nature, and that the sinner knows it is but commits the […]

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In Bali, US says it won’t be ‘roadblock, then becomes the usual roadblock

Posted December 10th, 2007 in Blog 2 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: I swear, it takes strong nerves to address the White House stance on climate change and carbon emissions. Despite magnanimous declarations by the US at the beginning of the UN-sponsored climate conference in Bali, Indonesia, that this country would not be a ‘roadblock’ to an international agreement to […]

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Bali conference: moral responsibility – a challenge from the islands

Posted December 5th, 2007 in Blog 4 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: We learn this as children — we are responsible for our actions. When they have bad consequences, conscience tells us that we must take responsibility for that. And then there are the rich nations of the world… There are countries that have benefited from pollution, and we are […]

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