Activists, UN celebrate pope's call to arms on climate change
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Pope Francis’ appeal to save the planet won praise from climate change activists, scientists, and the United Nations on Thursday as a moral imperative to governments to make 2015 a turning point in efforts to slow global warming. Pope Francis demanded swift action on Thursday to head off what he saw as looming environmental ruin, and urged world leaders to hear “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor”. In the first papal document, or encyclical, dedicated to the environment, he called for “decisive action, here and now,” to stop environmental degradation and global warming, squarely backing scientists who say it is mostly man-made.
Hepinstall, S. (2015, June 19). Activists, UN celebrate pope's call to arms on climate change. Malaya, pp. B4, B5.
Climatic changes; Global warming; Environmental protection; Environmental degradation; Man-induced effects; Livelihoods; Greenhouse effect; Sea level changes; Economics; United Nations (UN); World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); Bonn-based UN Climate Change; University College London; Kakabadse, Yolanda; Figueres, Christiana; Maslin, Mark
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