A troubled but active year worldwide offers lessons, warnings, and hope for 2018, Catholic.ecology.net writes:
Looking back at 2017, one thing is for sure: tackling the world's eco-issues is going to take a lot more cooperation and understanding then we've seen thus far. Fortunately, our Catholic faith is all about universality.
Not surprisingly, then, the top ten Catholic eco-stories follow a few common themes. First: the teachings of our bishops-most especially the Bishop of Rome and his predecessors-have inspired eco-activity in parishes, religious orders, Catholic institutions, and the laity. Second: there has been a marked focus on the practical, such as the technical details of installing renewable energy, of lowering our consumption of just about everything, and of investing ethically. Lastly, the great theme of 2016 continued and, sadly, deepened in 2017: the ongoing divide between political and ideological extremes.