A while ago, Pope Francis said that he's going to write a big thing on climate change. Eventually. He's a busy dude, and he's operating on Italian time. But this week, it was reaffirmed that the project is still being worked on.
If you can't wait to see what the Pope thinks about climate change (spoiler alert: he's against it), you can research Pope Benedict XVI, who was nicknamed "The Green Pope". He gave dozens of speeches on the environment, he put solar panels on top of the Vatican, and he got a hybrid for the Popemobile. In particular, environmental activists like Pope Benedict's speech for World Peace Day 2010. Protecting the planet is the best way to establish world peace, because it forces humanity to forget national borders and work for the common good of all.
The rest of the news this week was mostly recaps of the previous year, which is usually the case on New Year's Week.