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Vatican newspaper sees ‘planet split in half’ by climate change

July 11, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: With the headline “A planet split in half,” L’Osservatore Romano devoted the most prominent front-page coverage in its July 9 edition to “the devastation of climate change, between floods and drought.”

“The drought that inexorably dries up the soil, and the floods that devastate crops, infrastructures, entire villages and cities” are “the two faces of climate change,” wrote Giada Aquilino, who cited weather events in Australia, France, Italy, Portugal, and the Horn of Africa.

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  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Jul. 14, 2022 4:56 PM ET USA

    Sigh! It gets so tiresome reading gloom and doom from those who know not history whether human or other. Take one recent example: "By the year 1200 the American Southwest had already been experiencing cycles of drought, the water table dropped.... In many zones it became increasingly difficult to sustain a comfortable lifestyle." CA better watch out! OR even more recent: Mediterranean Sea was 3.6°F hotter during the time of the Roman Empire - the warmest it has been for the past 2,000 years."

  • Posted by: IM4HIM - Jul. 11, 2022 11:33 AM ET USA

    The planet is split in half on whether or not to believe the extreme views being pushed in the media. Yes, we need to be better stewards of God's creation but there are many large forces at work which impact our climate that are out of our control. The Earth's temperature has risen and fallen over time and probably will always do so regardless of mankind's activities.