“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish. … Frequently no measures are taken until after people’s health has been irreversibly affected.”
When a draft of a speech to be given by the pope was leaked, the Heartland institute took a stance against the Pope regarding Climate Change. In the draft, the pope wrote “Those who possess more resources and economic or political power seem mostly to be concerned with masking the problems or concealing their symptoms.” Francis also wrote of the impact of climate change in the encyclical “Praise Be.
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