Pope Francis is holding a climate change conference at the vatican, according to VICE News.
“‘We have a profound responsibility to the fragile web of life on this Earth, and to this generation and those that will follow,’ Ban said in remarks carried by the official Vatican news service. ‘That is why it is so important that the world’s faith groups are clear on this issue — and in harmony with science.'”
An expected statement from the Pope may soon put the full support of the Roman Catholic Church behind the fight against Climate Change.
“See, you can ignore [climate change], but the thing about truth is, it can be denied—not avoided. So I’m sorry future generations: I’m sorry our footprint became a sinkhole, and not a garden; I’m sorry that we paid so much attention to ISIS, and very little to how fast the ice is melting in the Arctic. […] We are not apart form nature, we are a part OF nature; and to betray nature is to betray us, to save nature is to save us.”
Donate here to help save our earth and its inhabitants—every dollar counts (wwf.worldwildlife.org/goto/savethenarwhal)!
The U.S. is taking the helm regarding climate change and its alarming rate in the arctic, and, at the Arctic Council Friday, tried to make climate change a priority of the utmost importance, according to the Globe and Mail.
“‘This is not a future challenge, this is happening right now,’ Mr. Kerry said as he outlined the rapid retreat of Arctic ice cover, the collapse of permafrost with resulting massive releases of the potent greenhouse gas methane as well as dire coastal erosion and the acidification of the Arctic Ocean.”
You can now have a little less regret while eating McDonald’s, according to VICE News. In a recent article, VICE went in depth about McDonald’s pledge to the environment.
“‘Making this pledge is the right thing to do for our company, the planet, and the communities in which our supply chain operates,’ McDonald’s vice president of supply chain and sustainability Francesca DeBiase said in a statement. ‘We’re excited to continue collaborating with our supplier partners to achieve our goals.'”
It is important to recognize that McDonald’s is one of the first major fast food chains—and one of the largest companies—to make such a commitment on its entire product line.
The US Economy Grew in 2014 — Carbon Pollution, Not So Much.
VICE News explores the intricate relationship—and lack thereof—between economies and carbon emissions.
“If new US government figures are any indication, addressing climate change doesn’t have to mean curtailing economic growth. […] The agency said on Monday the US economy expanded by 2.4 percent in 2014, while greenhouse gas emissions increased 0.7 percent.”
Eco-Business delves into the heart of the problem that is global warming and global warming’s irreversible impact on the habitat of beautiful arctic species, such as the narwhal.
“Three kinds of whale, six varieties of seal, the walrus and the polar bear all have things in common: they are marine mammals, they depend on the Arctic for survival as species, they are vulnerable, and biologists know surprisingly little about them.
And since the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, their future could become even more threatened as climate change increases habitat loss.”
The NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) shows its support of the Inuit community’s stance against seismic testing by Big Oil in Canadian waters.
“Seismic testing, which involves the emission of extraordinarily loud blasts of sound, presents a clear danger to marine life. It can disrupt vital behaviors for many marine species, especially those relying on sonar for communication, like narwhals, and even cause direct trauma that can be fatal. […] Noise pollution, such as from seismic testing that is proposed off the coast of Baffin Island, ranks alongside oil and plastic debris as one of the most major threats to our world’s oceans.”
Help save our planet and its inhabitants! Donate here or click the button below to raise funds and spread awareness about the plight of Earth’s arctic and the magnificent narwhal.
Question: How will global warming—and the loss of our arctic—effect your life?
Answer: If you believe “not at all,” think again. Read and find out how the fate of the foreign, mysterious wonderland that is the arctic not only effects the lives of its animal inhabitants but “will reverberate well beyond it and, in some cases, have planet wide consequences.”
“The Arctic is ‘unraveling’ due to global warming, and the consequences will be global.”
The World Wildlife Fund puts forth 10 fascinating, important facts about the elusive, majestic narwhal—the so-called “unicorn of the sea.”
“Likepolar bears, narwhals depend on sea ice and are directly impacted by rapid climate change—studies have shown that they are one of the species most vulnerable to the ecological effects of climate change because of increased predation by killer whales, changes to their prey base, and likely increased risks of entrapment in unpredictable ice conditions.
As summer home to over 80,000 narwhals (about three-quarters of the world’s total population), Canada is in a unique position to keep narwhal populations healthy by ensuring that their habitat remains intact and not significantly impacted by human activities.”
Please help support the narwhal—and all arctic creatures—as well as their habitats, destroyed by the human wastefulness and carelessness that has led to global warming. Every dollar makes a difference!