03.15.2016

 

Remember when Pope Francis called for action on climate change? That was back in the fall of 2015. Last week I had the opportunity to see what some Catholics are doing in response to his call for action when I visited one of our local partners, The Prairiewoods Center. The Center is run by nuns; it’s a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. They provide education on evolution and climate change to tens of thousands of people.

 

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03.09.2016

 

Last week I visited two very different schools.

 

learning about evolution in a rural environment

 

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Have you ever heard about ocean acidification? I first learned about this problem a few years ago from a marine biologist friend of mine, who told me she was starting to see damage to the shells of some of the smaller organisms she surveys. Since then, of course, I feel like I hear about it all the time. So I was surprised to find out that outside of scientific circles, no one seems to have heard about this dramatic and tangible consequence of rising carbon emissions.
 
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