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Vatican Tells U.N. ‘Climate Change’ Is Hardest on the Poor

The Vatican’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva said Monday that climate change has a “disproportionate impact on poor people and poor communities” and called on nations to integrate “questions of justice in debates on the environment.”

Activists display banners calling for action against world poverty, climate chanege and other environmental issues as they arrive on St. Peter's square prior to Pope Francis's Sunday Angelus prayer on June 28, 2015 at the Vatican. The activists included Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and those of other denominations calling for …

U.N. Urges ‘Unprecedented and Urgent Action’ to Stop Climate Change

In its “Emissions Gap Report 2018,” the United Nations (U.N.) declared Tuesday that total annual greenhouse gases emissions reached a record high in 2017 and that “more ambitious” measures are needed by 2020 to keep global warming below established goals.

ROME, ITALY - 2015/11/29: Thousands of citizens and environmental activists take part in the 'Global Climate March' to call for tougher action to tackle climate change in Rome. The awareness event took place ahead of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention …

Vatican Says Oceans Threatened by ‘Forced Migration’

The world’s oceans are threatened by “dangerous and forced migration, the scourge of various forms of criminal trafficking and the pollution of the seas,” said the Vatican’s representative at the international conference “Our Ocean, Our Legacy” Tuesday.

In this Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, Pope Francis poses for selfies with migrants at a regional migrant center, in Bologna, Italy. In a message issued by the Vatican Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, Francis is decrying those whipping up fear of migrants for political gain, and is urging people to …

CBS: Climate Change ‘Making Allergy Season Worse’

Global warming is fueling the growth of plants, which means that allergy sufferers can expect more pollen, and in turn more sneezing and red, itchy eyes, according to a new report by CBS News.

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