Catholic Institutions Mark Earth Day with Fossil Fuel Divestment Pledge

The global divestment movement gained a religious following today with the announcement that 35 Catholic institutions have pledged to remove fossil fuels from their investment holdings. Humanitarian organisation Caritas Internationalis, three leading Catholic banks with balance sheets totalling around €7.5bn, several dioceses and an international coalition of Catholic institutions have …

Claire Perry to Instruct Committee on Climate Change to Scope Net Zero Goal

UK Climate Minister says government will ask climate watchdog to consider how UK could meet 1.5C Paris target Later this year the UK government will formally ask its official climate experts, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), to explore the potential for the UK to tighten its emission reduction targets …

Majority of Americans Want Climate Education in Schools

In a rebuke to efforts by the Heartland Institute and at least 10 state legislatures, a large majority of Americans believe climate change should be taught in schools, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) reported Wednesday. When the YPCCC asked Americans, “Should schools teach our children about the …

Alaskan Glaciers Have Not Melted This Fast in at Least Four Centuries

Rising temperatures are causing glaciers in Alaska’s Denali National Park to melt faster than at any time in the past 400 years, according to new research. The study was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, a journal of the American Geophysical Union in March. The Earth science organization …