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An act was passed in1933 to keep banks, insurance companies, and investments companies separate from each other. It was repealed in 1998 during the Clinton administration andits repeal is believed by some to have been a cause in the 2008 recession.
“The Glass-Steagall Act Explained”
Rio “Report Of The United Nations Conference On Environment And Development” Rio de Janeiro, June 3014, 1992.
Stockholm “Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment”, 1972
“196 countries approve historic climate agreement”
By Joby Warrick and Chris Mooney, Washington Post, December 12, 2015.
There are links to other articles in this one, both for and against the agreement.
The text of the draft climate agreement:
Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil; the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife. It is defined as any change or disturbance to the environment perceived to be deleterious or undesirable. As indicated by the I=PAT equation, environmental impact (I) or degradation is caused by the combination of an already very large and increasing human population (P), continually increasing economic growth or per capita affluence (A), and the application of resource depleting and polluting technology (T).
Impacts of Environmental Degradation
Good brief summary of what the term means and specific ways we are degrading our environment. Top concerns are water availability and purity, air pollution, and soil desertification and erosion.
Thiessen, Mark. “U.S. report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming”, Associated Press, Detroit Free Press, July 3, 2015. http://www.freep.com/story/news/world/2015/07/03/polar-bears/29648389/
Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, A New Earth – The Environmental Challenge, 2002.
Bartholomew, Lecture at the Monastery of Utstein, Norway (23 June 2003).
Basil the Great, Hom. in Hexaemeron.
Benedict XVI, Address to the Bundestag, Berlin September 22, 2011.
Benedict XVI, Address to the Diplomatic Corps Accredited to the Holy See January 8, 2007.
Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate , 2009.
Benedict XVI, Homily for the Solemn Inauguration of the Petrine Ministry , 24 April 2005.
Benedict oF the Patagonia-Comahue Region, Argentina, Christmas Message (December 2009.
Bolivian Bishops’ Conference, Pastoral Letter on the Environment and Human Development in Bolivia El universo, don de Dios para la vida March 23, 2012).
Bonaventure, The Major Legend of Saint Francis, VIII, 1, in Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 2, New York-London-Manila, 2000, 586.
Canadian Conference Of Catholic Bishops, Social Affairs Commission, Pastoral Letter You Love All that Exists… All Things are Yours, God, Lover of Life” (4 October 2003).
“Canticle of the Creatures”, Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, New York-London-Manila, 1999, 113-114.
Cántico Espiritual, XIV, 5.
Francis, Catechesis (5 June 2013): Insegnamenti 1/1 (2013), 280.
Catechism of the Catholic Church, .
Catholic Bishops’ Conference Of The Philippines, Pastoral Letter What is Happening to our Beautiful Land? (29 January 1988).
German Bishops’ Conference, Commission for Social Issues, Der Klimawandel: Brennpunkt globaler, intergenerationeller und ökologischer Gerechtigkeit (September 2006), 28-30.
Francis, Evangelii Gaudium November 24, 2013.
Francis, Greeting to the Staff of FAO November 20, 2014
Gaudium et SpesPastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.
“Global Responsibility and Ecological Sustainability”, Closing Remarks, Halki Summit I, Istanbul (20 June 2012).
Guardini, Romano, Das Ende der Neuzeit, 9th ed., Würzburg, 1965, 87 (English: The End of the Modern World, Wilmington, 1998, 82).
Hom. in Hexaemeron, I, 2, 10: PG 29, 9.
Homily at Mass for Farmers, Recife, Brazil (7 July 1980): AAS 72 (1980): AAS 72 (1980), 926.
John Paul II, Catechesis (17 January 2001), 3: Insegnamenti 24/1 (2001), 178.
John Paul II, Catechesis (17 January 2001), 4: Insegnamenti 41/1 (2001), 179.
John Paul II, Address in Santa Barbara, California (8 November 1997); cf. JOHN CHRYSSAVGIS, On Earth as in Heaven: Ecological Vision and Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Bronx, New York, 2012.
John Paul II, Address to FAO on the 25th Anniversary of its Institution (16 November 1970), 4: AAS 62 (1970), 833.
John Paul II, Address to Scientists and Representatives of the United Nations University, Hiroshima (25 February 1981), 3: AAS 73 (1981), 422.
John Paul II, Address to the 35th General Assembly of the World Medical Association (29 October 1983), 6: AAS 76 (1984), 394.
John Paul II, Address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (3 October 1981), 3: Insegnamenti 4/2 (1981), 333.
John Paul II, Encyclical Letter Centesimus Annus (1 May 1991), 38: AAS 83 (1991),p. 863.
John Paul II, Encyclical Letter Laborem Exercens (14 September 1981), 19: AAS 73 (1981), 626.
John Paul II,Redemptor