Tag Archives: Environment

South Australia’s Blackout and the Climate Debate.

Since September of last year, here in Australia, the debate regarding climate change and renewable energy has hotted up. First of all to give you all a bit of background. On Wednesday evening, the 28th of September 2016, a severe … Continue reading

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The Price of Palm Oil

If you look up Wikipedia for general information on palm oil, it explains that it is an edible vegetable oil derived from the reddish pulp of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oil palm. Along with coconut … Continue reading

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Backward Step on Climate Change

The election of Donald Trump to the US presidency has certainly had an impact on those of us concerned about the environment and Climate Change. Trump has stated that he does not believe Climate Change is actually taking place and … Continue reading

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There is no Planet B

On the 2nd of September, 2016, an open letter was posted to the Australian Prime Minister on the climate crisis, from 154 scientists. In light of the ratification of the Paris Agreement, which came into force on the 5th of … Continue reading

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Our Mother Earth, Our Future!

Our Passionist Province of the Holy Spirit includes Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea (PNG). PNG has been a mission of our province for many years now, and we have seen the environmental devastation caused by Indonesian logging … Continue reading

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Our Proper Place on This Planet

In her book, “Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation,” Lutheran theologian, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda argues for a ‘tectonic shift in our understanding of ourselves, and human beings, and our place on this planet. She, along with other theologians, recognises that … Continue reading

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Environmental Challenges in PNG: Some Random Thoughts

Fr. Brian Gleeson CP is a Doctor in Theology and has spent the last few years lecturing at the Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne, Australia. I recently invited him to write an article on a topic of his choosing for … Continue reading

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