Pope’s cli­mate call

Los Angeles Times - - SUNDAY OPINION -

Re “Pope’s call to ac­tion on cli­mate,” June 19

Pope Fran­cis’ ur­gent call to all hu­man­ity, both to rec­og­nize that pro­tect­ing the planet is a moral and eth­i­cal im­per­a­tive and, while there’s still time, to cut off at the knees the de­struc­tive jug­ger­naut of global cli­mate change, will hope­fully cre­ate the po­lit­i­cal will among the world’s lead­ers to act in uni­son to es­tab­lish a road map to a sus­tain­able energy econ­omy for all na­tions, rich and poor.

If suc­cess­ful, this pope’s en­cycli­cal will more than make up for the harm the Catholic Church caused in the past by its in­tran­si­gent de­nial of the science prov­ing that the Earth is not the cen­ter of the uni­verse. Too bad Galileo isn’t here to see the church take the lead this time.

Sarah Mosko

Santa Ana

I com­mend Pope Fran­cis for his stand link­ing glob­al­warm­ing to hu­man ac­tiv­ity and to the grow­ing cul­tural trend of in­stant grat­i­fi­ca­tion. How­ever, I can’t help but ask this ques­tion: Does his en­cycli­cal ad­dress pop­u­la­tion con­trol?

How are we go­ing to get a han­dle on glob­al­warm­ing ifwe hu­mans keep ex­pand­ing ex­po­nen­tially?

Mackay Cramp­ton

La­guna Woods

Bul­lit Mar­quez As­so­ci­ated Press

IN MANILA, ac­tivists hold a ban­ner thank­ing Pope Fran­cis for his en­cycli­cal on cli­mate change.

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