Pope criticizes those who deny climate change

Pope criticizes those who deny climate change

Elizaveta Volkotrub

He spoke with journalists about a number of important topics, including climate change and the war in Ukraine

Pope Francis has criticized "fools" who deny climate change and do not believe in global warming.

This was reported by Euronews.

"There are stupid people, even if you show them research, they don't believe. Why? They either don't understand the situation, or they are guided by their own interests, but climate change is a reality," said the Pope during his first interview on American television.

As you know, Pope Francis has been outspoken on climate issues over the past decade.

In 2015, he reportedly published a 180-page official document known as an encyclical or pastoral message on the environment. He called on rich countries to step up, stop exploiting nature and pay their "great social debt".

Also, recently, the Pope published a post on social networks in which he emphasized:

"Our generation has bequeathed a lot of wealth, but we have not been able to protect the planet and we have not protected peace. We are called to become artisans and caretakers of our common home, the Earth, which is "falling apart," he said.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, scientists from the German Potsdam Institute Climate Impact Research (PIK) found that by 2049, economic losses from climate change may reach about $38 trillion per year.

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