Pope on Climate Change: ‘We Are Living at a Critical Moment of History’

‘Accepting the urgency, it seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem we can no longer be left to our future generation’

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“Mr. President, I am finding it encouraging that you are proposing an initiative for reducing air pollution. (Applause) Accepting the urgency, it seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem we can no longer be left to our future generation. [ Applause ] When it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment of history. We still have time to make the change needed to bring about a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. [ Applause ] Such change demands on our part a serious and responsible recognition not only of the kind of the world we may be leaving to our children but also to the millions of people living under a system which has overlooked them. Our common home had been barred of this growth of the included, which cries out to heaven and which today powerfully strikes our homes, our city, our societies. Martin Luther king, we can say that we have defaulted on our…”

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