Friday, 15 September 2017

Pope Francis warns “history will judge” climate change deniers

Source: Vox Media, 11th Septembber 2017, by Tara Isabella Burton

Tara Isabella Burton reported, "As Hurricane Irma, a tempest exacerbated by climate change, ravaged the Florida coast on Monday as a tropical storm, Pope Francis doubled down on his condemnations of those who choose to ignore the mounting evidence of the impacts of global warming. Responding to questions from an Italian journalist on board his flight home from Colombia, Francis said that the halting response to climate change reminded him of a “phrase from the Old Testament — man is a fool, a stubborn man who will not see”: an apparent reference to Proverbs 12, a section of the Bible that condemns those who resist correction in matters of knowledge. (...)"

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