News and Current Information
There is always news to do with the issues that we discuss at this site. Therefore, we publish a monthly newsletter summarizing some recent events and information updates.
We have known anecdotally that some couples are not having children due to climate change concerns. This report published in Climatic Change is the first academic study of this concern. It confirms our anecdotal impressions.
This article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch describes the installation of solar panels at a catholic church in Richmond, Virginia.
This newspaper clipping from October 15, 2020 says that September 2020 was the hottest of the industrial era.
I show this, not because the news is all that surprising, but because it was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the principal newspaper for central Virginia. The newspaper tends toward conservatism, so the fact they are publishing this information is significant.
Season of Creation
The months of September and October are the church's Care of Creation season. This is a time to, to pray and celebrate with creation, focus on the story of Earth, and commit to a ministry of healing Earth.
Once more, a hot summer in Virginia and California
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports on the summer of 2020. “It’s another data point consistent with our changing climate. Of the 20 hottest summers in Richmond’s records dating to 1897, 13 have been in the 21st century.” The Los Angeles Times has a similar message, "An epic Southern California heat wave crested Sunday with numerous all-time high temperature records set, including a 121-degree reading in Woodland Hills that marked a historic milestone for Los Angeles County".
The Legacy of Fracking
Kurt Cobb’s post North Dakota blues: The legacy of fracking describes the impact that the decline in the shale oil industry is having. He discusses both the economic and environmental impact on North Dakota’s future.
First Coal — Now Oil
An article in the Houston Chronicle compares today’s oil industry and the coal industry of just a few years ago.
Race Ethnicity Breakdown
Scott Galloway published an interesting chart showing how the U.S. population will change in the coming decades.