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Pope-bashing on the global warming issue

It is no surprise that Pope Francis' Laudato si' encyclical on global warming received a lot of flak even before it was officially published on 18th June. Climate change deniers are legion. Despite this, the man valiantly came out banging — and we're glad that he did....

Picturing the impact of climate change

In spite of the doubting Thomases, scientific evidence of global warming and climate change continues to pile up. A recent study, for instance, by a group of paleoclimatology researchers attests to a warming trend over the past 130 years. Well and good, but scientific...

Climate change: accessories to the crime

It's easy to blame Big Business for the ruination of the environment, global warming and climate change. The truth is that we're all part of the problem, no thanks to our individual and collective lifestyles and our patterns of consumption. We are accessories to the...

Erring ship captains and Lady Justice

We're for the fair treatment of seafarers who figure in marine accidents, for due process, for legal assistance to the accused and for justice tempered with mercy. Those who are not, we dare say, are stone-hearted. But we don't understand the calls for leniency toward...