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Eugene

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Wed Oct 4, 2023, 11:56 AM Oct 2023

Climate change and its human causes cannot be denied, papal document says

Source: Reuters

Climate change and its human causes cannot be denied, papal document says

By Philip Pullella
October 4, 2023 6:18 AM EDT Updated 6 hours ago

VATICAN CITY, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday appealed to climate change deniers and foot-dragging politicians to have a change of heart, saying they cannot gloss over its human causes or deride scientific facts while the planet "may be nearing the breaking point".

In the new document, released ahead of the COP28 conference starting next month in Dubai, Francis said the transition to clean, renewable energy and the abandonment of fossil fuels was not going fast enough.

He warned against putting too much trust in technology to capture gas emissions, saying that while it was promising, it did not tackle the human causes at the root of global warming.

The 7,000-word document, called Laudate Deum (Praise God), is a follow-up to his 2015 encyclical on the environment "Laudato Si" (Praise Be). It was prompted by extreme weather events since then, which he called the earth's "cries of protest".

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/climate-change-its-human-causes-cannot-be-denied-papal-document-says-2023-10-04/

Alternate non-paywalled link: https://news.yahoo.com/climate-change-human-causes-cannot-100313686.html

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Climate change and its human causes cannot be denied, papal document says (Original Post) Eugene Oct 2023 OP
Even the folks who believe in talking snakes and donkeys aren't denying climate science Major Nikon Oct 2023 #1
Cannot be denied? Redneck America says: Aristus Oct 2023 #2
If the Pope keeps up with these rational humanist pronouncements, House GOP will vote him out too Attilatheblond Oct 2023 #3

Major Nikon

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1. Even the folks who believe in talking snakes and donkeys aren't denying climate science
Wed Oct 4, 2023, 12:06 PM
Oct 2023

Funny how that works.

Attilatheblond

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3. If the Pope keeps up with these rational humanist pronouncements, House GOP will vote him out too
Wed Oct 4, 2023, 12:07 PM
Oct 2023

Yes, I know they don't get to vote on that, but do THEY know that they don't get to decide the position?

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