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Vatican newspaper highlights ‘Earth Overshoot Day’

August 09, 2016

The Vatican newspaper gave prominent front-page coverage in its August 9 edition to “Earth Overshoot Day”—the day on which, according to the Global Footprint Network, “humanity will have used up nature’s budget for the entire year.”

“We emit more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than the oceans and forests are capable of absorbing,” L’Osservatore Romano stated. Paraphrasing the Global Footprint Network’s CEO, the newspaper emphasized that people must choose between “collapse or stability.”


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  • Posted by: unum - Aug. 10, 2016 11:56 AM ET USA

    The Vatican's enthusiasm about the Global Footprint Network is confusing to the faithful and weakens Church teaching with politically correct statements. We welcome revelations about God's great gift of the planet Earth and condemn Church political activity that weakens His message about His great love for us.

  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Aug. 09, 2016 10:35 PM ET USA

    Thinking climate scientists now recognize that plant life is thriving in the CO2-enriched atmosphere. That means food for the millions and--think back to Gr. 6 science--plants absorb CO2 and emit, guess what? Oxygen. When will the climate sycophants who publish this drivel get on board with reality?