by Bruce Duncan, in Online Catholics: an independent Australian ejournal (17 May 2006). With permission. On the night of 25-26 April, 1986, one of the four nuclear reactors at Chernobyl in the north of Ukraine exploded. According to a conservative estimate, it released a hundred times more radiation than the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and […]
Published by Catholic Social Services Victoria in 2007. Reproduced with permission. Households use a third of total energy consumption, with the average household responsible for almost 11 tonnes of CO2 annually. We are currently using too much energy wastefully, and our consumption mentality needs to give way to one of sustainability. We can all become […]
By Bill Frilay Over the past year I have written position papers on the above topics. There are interrelationships between each of these topics. Click HERE to read the full 2009 article Photo: United Nations, Flickr CC
by Bruce Duncan, in The Japan Mission Journal (Winter 2006), 224-37. With permission. Everywhere concern is growing about the consequences of global warming. The US ex-presidential candidate, Gore, has won over much public opinion with his book and. film, An Inconvenient Truth, summarising the effects of the greenhouse gases, which will cause sea levels to […]
World population: cause for alarm? by Bruce Duncan (Sydney: Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, 1995), pp. 36. Used with permission. The debate over world population is one of the most important for the future of our planet. This paper examines the debate particularly in the light of the United Nations Conference on Population and Development […]
by Luke K. Vaughan Nuclear power: cure or curse? is a 2007 discussion paper drawing together much of the scientific and public commentary on key aspects of the debate. It aims to take us beyond the advocacy of powerful sectional interests to assess issues on their merits, in the light of available evidence. For many […]
by Dr Paul Rule Dr Rule discusses the responsibility of religion in relation to the current environmental crisis. A paper presented at the ‘Religion and the Environment’ Consultation, Adelaide, 21-23 November, 1997. Click HERE to read the paper.