The Guardian: “Increasing use of fossil fuels is disrupting Earth on an ‘almost unfathomable scale’, a top Vatican official has said, warning that a ‘full conversion’ of hearts and minds is needed if global warming is to be conquered.”
“The statement by Cardinal Peter Turkson, Pope Francis’s point man for peace and justice issues, was made at a Vatican summit on Tuesday, which focused on climate change and poverty. His call for a moral awakening of politicians and people of faith is a likely precursor to the highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, which was drafted by Turkson and which Pope Francis is expected to release in June.”
“Both Turkson and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon emphasized that scientists and people of faith were united in their call for action.”
“’Science and religion are not at odds on climate change. Indeed, they are fully aligned. Together, we must clearly communicate that the science of climate change is deep, sound and not in doubt,’ Ban said.”
“Climate change sceptics accused Pope Francis of being deeply ill-informed about global warming as the Vatican forged an alliance with the UN to tackle the issue,” reports the Telegraph.
“But a group of British and American sceptics said the Pope was being fed ‘mistaken’ advice from the UN and that he should stick to speaking out on matters of morality and theology rather than getting involved in the climate change debate.”