The world must truly be going down the drain of self-destruction. There’s a handful of people out there who are desperately trying to reverse the course of this world. The Venus Project is one of those.
Traditional churches are picking up with the Slow Movement of the last few decades:
The relatively new Slow Church Movement has picked up on a number of these themes. Slow Church harkens back to a simpler, more rooted, and, judging from the number of people who think the modern world is broken, better time. Slow Church promotes the blessings of quiet time, fellowship, and good food. Adherents believe in the stability of place, of familial community, of supporting local economies, and trying to live a disciplined contemplative life. Finally, Slow Church is about being aware of the uniqueness of your particular congregation and resisting one-size-fits-all church programs.
Faith in global warming is collapsing around the world.
So now the earth is cooling, actually.
that warming ended 15 years ago, and global temperatures have stopped increasing since then, if not actually cooled, even though global CO2 emissions have soared over this period. As The Economist magazine reported in March, “The world added roughly 100 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO2 put there by humanity since 1750.” Yet, still no warming during that time. That is because the CO2 greenhouse effect is weak and marginal compared to natural causes of global temperature changes.
The Israeli government and the Vatican are deadlocked in discussions over the status of the religious sites. Vatican officials are now reiterating their demand for control over the religious sites in the ancient and holy city founded by King David as the capital of ancient Israel and now the capital of the reestablished Jewish state.
"There is no economy in the world, whether low-income countries, emerging markets, middle-income countries or super-advanced economies, that will be immune to the crisis that we see not only unfolding but escalating. It is not a crisis that will be resolved by one group of countries taking action. It is going to be hopefully resolved by all countries, all regions, all categories of countries actually taking some action."