Pope Francis Calls for Urgent Action to Curb Global Warming

Pope Francis Calls for Urgent Action to Curb Global Warming

ROME — Pope Francis urged governments Saturday to “adopt without delay a course of action that would limit the average global temperature rise.”

Speaking to participants in a parliamentary meeting to prepare for the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP26, the pontiff also called on world leaders to “take courageous steps,” including “a transition towards clean energy; to adopt sustainable land use practices, preventing deforestation and restoring forests, conserving biodiversity.”

He also appealed for “food systems that are environmentally friendly and respectful of local cultures, working to end hunger and malnutrition, and to promote sustainable lifestyles and patterns of consumption and production.”

All of this, Francis continued, “means a transition towards a more integral and inclusive model of development” and calls for a “demanding

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