Pope Francis urges US to tackle climate change

Pope Francis has urged the US to take action on climate change. During his first visit to the country he called on President Obama to protect “our common home”. He said: […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Pope Francis has urged the US to take action on climate change.

During his first visit to the country he called on President Obama to protect “our common home”.

He said: “It seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation. When it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment of history.

“We still have time to make the changes needed to bring a sustainable and integral development because we know that things can change.”

Pope Francis believes changes on climate are needed “not only for the kind of the world we may be leaving to our children” but also, he added, “the millions of people living in our system”.

President Obama supported the words of Pope Francis asking leaders to support communities which suffer the most from climate change.

He added: “You remind us that we have a sacred obligation to protect our planet God’s magnificent gift to us.

“We support your call to all world leaders to support the communities most vulnerable to changing climate and to come together preserve our precious world for future generations.”