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Inhofe Says Science Deniers “Doing Lord’s Work”

It’s hard out there for a climate denier, especially in Paris this week. As public consciousness in even the most conservative countries — the United States, Australia, and Canada — has shifted toward debating action, people are less interested in debating science. But Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), isn’t ready to admit defeat just yet. Although he opted […]

December 9th

Catholic Rep. Paul Gosar Is Boycotting the Pope and You Should Care

When House Speaker John Boehner invited Pope Francis to address a Joint Meeting of the United States Congress in March 2014, he probably thought the Catholic leader played for “Team Republican.” But Boehner’s assumption — as is often the case — was wrong. Pope Francis sounds more like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren than Jeb Bush when […]

September 21st

A Successful Vatican Climate Change Forum, Mostly

With a goal of establishing common perspectives between faith leaders, politicians, and scientists, Pope Francis hosted a Climate Change Symposium at the Vatican on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Entitled Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: the Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, the interfaith, interdisciplinary symposium was organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, […]

May 11th

Looking Back at a Week of Climate Action

It’s the end of a long week of climate action. We’ve seen hundreds of thousands take to the streets in New York City. We’ve seen religious leaders make commitments to practice what they preach, and congregations urged to go completely carbon neutral by 2050. Government leaders have presented their proposals to reduce carbon pollution. Families […]

September 26th

Climate Change Skeptics Winning Awards?

Out of 100 actively publishing climate scientists, 97 agree with the overwhelming evidence that humans are causing climate change. Of the remaining three percent, two percent are still skeptical, while just one percent believe humans are not causing climate change. Who are these scientific outliers? Well, wonder no more. Exxon-funded think tank, the Heartland Institute, “the primary American […]

June 27th