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Climate change

It takes a planet: the whole cost accounting of climate change

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What if it is true that it would cost less to resolve poverty than it does to sustain it? What if the same was true of the environmental crisis?

Paul Krugman of The New York Times seems to think so. But he is “just” a brilliant economist.

What if the time of God was closer and simpler than we think? “The time,” he always says, “is nigh.” But then, Jesus is “just a messiah.”

Catholic groups: Keystone pipeline veto opens door to discuss moral issues on environment

Catholic organizations welcomed President Barack Obama's veto Tuesday of a bill approving an oil pipeline through the country's midsection, saying that it allows more opportunity to consider moral questions about the environment and climate change.

Georgetown committee opts against endorsing full fossil fuel divestment

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A student-led push to remove all investments in fossil fuels from the billion-dollar Georgetown University endowment has come up short.

The Georgetown student newspaper, The Hoya, reported Tuesday that the university's Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility voted Monday night against divestment from the 200 fossil fuel companies with the largest proven reserves, as proposed by the student group GU Fossil Free.

Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight

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The Doomsday Clock, a symbol that conveys "how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making," has moved from five minutes to three minutes before midnight.

The announcement was made Thursday by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a group founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project. 

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