The Vatican Takes on Climate Change

Vatican Takes on Climate ChangeEric Bangeman writes on ars technica:

The Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences has just released a strongly worded report (PDF) on global climate change demanding in the strongest possible language that humans act decisively to avert a coming crisis. “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,” says the report. “If we want justice and peace, we must protect the habitat that sustains us.”

The report was not authored by the Pontifical Academy itself; rather, the Vatican convened a group of scientists with relevant experience, along with a few Nobel Prize winners. The group’s focus was on increasing evidence of glacier retreat, and the report ended up focused on its causes. The group’s co-chair, Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen, used a somewhat controversial name for the “man-made” geologic era in which we are now living: the “Anthropocene.”

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  • FergalR

    *crickets chirp”

  • Anonymous

    *crickets chirp”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IOWFVICLECWWF2R7UWPREGAOCE C the M

    The Vatican has lost a little “street cred” here, I think.  Only God knows the weather for sure. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IOWFVICLECWWF2R7UWPREGAOCE C the M

    The Vatican has lost a little “street cred” here, I think.  Only God knows the weather for sure. 

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