There is some good news on the climate change front this week. Apparently Pope Francis is taking this threat to our civilization seriously. He plans on making a strong statement on this issue in 2015. The article above contains a a quote by Pope Francis that also concerns this issue:
“An economic system centred on the god of money needs to plunder nature to sustain the frenetic rhythm of consumption that is inherent to it.
“The monopolising of lands, deforestation, the appropriation of water, inadequate agro-toxics are some of the evils that tear man from the land of his birth. Climate change, the loss of biodiversity and deforestation are already showing their devastating effects in the great cataclysms we witness,” he said.
What is especially great is that he really seems to get it. This issue, and one of the reasons large corporations are trying to stall us dong anything about it, is tied up with economics. The Pope also sees this issue as a moral one, which it is. I can’t help but like this guy…