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18 JUNE 2015

Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment: a global call to action

"The pope's 180-page encyclical on the environment, released on Thursday, is at its core a moral call for action on phasing out the use of fossil fuels. But it is also a document infused with an activist anger and concern for the poor, casting blame on the indifference of the powerful in the face of certain evidence that humanity is at risk following 200 years of misuse of resources. Up to now, he says, the world has accepted a 'cheerful recklessness' in its approach to the issue, lacking the will to change habits for the good of the Earth. 'Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods,' the papal statement says. 'It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.'"

(Stephanie Kirchgaessner, 18 June 2015, The Guardian)

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2015 • basic and universal human right • biosphere • blame • call to actionclimate change • debt to the poor • destructive practicesdeveloping countriesEarthecological crisis • economic implications • encyclical • environmental consequencesexploitation of natural resourcesfossil fuelglobal challenge • green manifesto • humanityindifference • papal statement • planet Earth • political implications • Pontiff • poorer countries • Pope Francis • practical guidance • recklessness • selfishness • social debt to the poor • social implications • social justice and reform • speaking out • sustainable development • taking concrete steps • The Guardian • undeniable risk

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Simon Perkins
25 MAY 2009

Carteret Islanders: the first climate change refugees

"Carteret Islanders of Papua New Guinea have become the first climate refugees as they relocate to new sites to escape the effects of climate change on their homeland.

According to PNG's Post Courier, the islanders moved to their new homes, Tinputz, the relocation site, last Wednesday to prepare the land for their families to move over permanently.
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There were reports in the media earlier in the year and even late last year stating that the Carteret Islanders will be the first refugees of climate change and this has come to pass."
(Solomon Islands News, 06 May 2009)


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2009 • atoll • Bouganville • Carteret Atoll • Carteret Islands • citizenshipclimate change • climate change awareness • climate change casualtycommunitydisplacementecological crisis • flooded conditions • flooding • global responsibilityisland • Kilinailau Islands • PacificPacific islandPacific RimPapua New Guinea • PNG • refugee • relocation • social changeSolomon Islandssustainability • Tinputz • traditiontransformation • Tulun

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Simon Perkins
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