U.S. Scientists Launch Wake-Up Campaign on Climate Change

By Jim Lobe

U.S. Soldiers assigned to the Iowa Army National Guard construct a seven-foot levee to protect an electrical generator from rising floodwater in Hills, Iowa, Jun. 14, 2008. Credit: National Guard/cc by 2.0
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the Iowa Army National Guard construct a seven-foot levee to protect an electrical generator from rising floodwater in Hills, Iowa, Jun. 14, 2008. Credit: National Guard/cc by 2.0

WASHINGTON, Mar 19 2014 (IPS) – In an unusual intervention in policy debates, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) warned Tuesday that the world was “at risk of pushing our climate system toward abrupt, unpredictable, and potentially irreversible changes with highly damaging impacts.” Continue reading U.S. Scientists Launch Wake-Up Campaign on Climate Change

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Dr. Patrick Angelo wraps a homeless man in blankets under the overpasses on Lower Wacker Drive in Chicago, ill.
Dr. Patrick Angelo wraps a homeless man in blankets under the overpasses on Lower Wacker Drive in Chicago, ill.

Jesus’ teachings offer good news for the righteous, whether they are the poor and marginalized or the rich who are generous with their bounty. All can find a place in the kingdom. Yet there is little comfort for those who expect that their wealth alone will save them. The story of Lazarus and the rich man is a reminder of the fate of the wealthy who ignore the poor in their midst (Lk 16:19-31). Continue reading Market Reformer