Catholic Church Papal Encyclical Addresses Climate Change

In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis issued an encyclical, or papal letter to all bishops of the Roman Catholic Church, to highlight the crisis posed by climate change, particularly on poor countries. He places most of the blame on human activity and the burning of fossil fuel and warns of serious consequence for all of us” if corrective action is not taken swiftly”. He points to developed, industrialized countries as mostly responsible and obligated to help poorer nations.

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