Category Archives: Climate Change

Women and children last!

A year ago I wrote a column on population growth. In it, I made two major points. The first was that the low ratio of births to existing population would inevitably lead to populations of increasing average age. This was … Continue reading

Posted in Bio-ethics, Catholic Herald columns, Church and Society, Climate Change | 13 Comments

On the threshold

It is clear that the December Copenhagen conference on climate change will not result in a legally binding treaty committing countries to emission targets. The best we may hope for is political agreement, involving immediate action – to be followed, … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic Herald columns, Climate Change, Moral judgment, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Climate Change – 2

In my first column on climate change I discussed what responsibilities it might impose on us as Christians. The latest assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), from 2007, claimed that there was a 90 per cent probability … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic Herald columns, Church and Society, Climate Change | 12 Comments

Climate Change – 1

When a member of Second Sight blog asked me to write about climate change my first reaction was that it was an enormously important question for Catholics to consider. The second was that I knew little about the subject other … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic Herald columns, Church and Society, Climate Change | 19 Comments