06 May '11, 9pm

Vatican: "Every effort must be made to cut CO2 direct emissions from fossil fuel burning" (via @will350)

by Ron Benenati A report commissioned by the Vatican's Scientific Panel, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences doesn't mince words: it urges the world to act quickly and strongly to address climate change. It says: "humans must act decisively now to avert a coming crisis." "We have entered a new geologic epoch that began when the impacts of mankind on the planet became a major factor in environmental and climate changes." "We call on all people and nations to recognize the serious and potentially reversible impacts of global warming caused by the anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants," it says. "If we want justice and peace, we must protect the habitat that sustains us." The report says climate change is already underway and that action is necessary as a matter of social justice, especially for the poor. It ties action to the biblical idea of "stewa...

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