He Pope Francisco urged the world and rulers to abandon the sooner the use of fossil fuels and put an end to “this foolish war against creation“, asking people to repent for their”ecological sins“.
In his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which will take place on September 1, the head of the Catholic Church stated that “the rapacious consumerismFed by selfish heartsis disturbing the water cycle in the planet”.
He also pointed out that “the rampant use of fossil fuels and the logging” are generating an increase in temperatures global scales never seen before, causing serious droughts and water crisis both in rural communities and in large metropolises.
He also cited the Intergovernmental Group of united nationss about him Climate change (IPCC), which urgently requested climate actionsguaranteeing a world more sustainable and fair. “Let us join hands and give brave steps so that justice and peace flow throughout the Earth”, emphasized the ecclesiastical leader.
On the other hand, he called on the governments of the world to transform their public politicsso that they stop favoring the “scandalous riches for a few and degradation conditions for many”, qualifying as obvious that the richest nations have accumulated a “ecological debt“.
Along the same lines, he asked the world leaders who will meet at the summit COP28scheduled to start in Dubai on November 30 this year, “listen to science and start a fast transition and equitable to end the age of fossil fuels.
For the rest of society, he urged to adopt “lifestyles that imply less waste and less consumption unnecessary”. In addition, he asked to make a moderate use of resources, practice the “sobriety“, resorting to ecological products and services and”socially responsible“.
With information from Reuters