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Pope Addresses UN Summit on Climate Change

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer

In a televised address to participants in the UN summit on climate change, which was held in New York City on Sept. 22, Pope Benedict XVI said that because the natural environment is given by God to everyone, “our use of it entails a personal responsibility towards humanity as a whole, particularly towards the poor and towards future generations.”

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New Study Says Children are Bad for the Environment

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A study by statisticians at Oregon State University has concluded that deciding not to have an “extra” child is 20 times better for the environment than practices such as recycling, using energy efficient appliances and driving a “green” car.

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