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Salvadoran prelate: global warming is today’s most pressing problem

Catholic World News - November 03, 2011

Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador argues that global warming is the most serious problem facing humanity today.

The Salvadoran prelate said that his country should take part in global efforts to stop climate change. But the ultimate responsibility must fall on developed countries, he said, because the root cause of global warming lies in the economic interests of powerful nations.

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  • Posted by: Gaby - Nov. 05, 2011 3:48 PM ET USA

    The planet has gone through cycles of global warming and cooling for billions of years. Blaming humans is stupid. Trying to stop it is futile. And a bishop's job is the salvation of souls, not of the planet (seeing as how the former are eternal and the latter isn't)

  • Posted by: mamato085337 - Nov. 04, 2011 7:00 AM ET USA

    Is there an email address for the good Archbishop? I'd like to inform him that the most serious problem facing humanity today is SIN, mortal sin at that, and his ignorance of this and of the global warming lie is scary. I'm so sorry you've had the loss of vital utilities; I hope you were able to stay warm, at least.

  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Nov. 03, 2011 9:33 PM ET USA

    I can't read this prelates heart on the matter but he speaks like he has no real supernatural faith at all. The biggest crisis facing humanity is the fact that many do not know Christ or His Church and are thus not supernaturally alive at all. Salvation and the spiritual are more important then unproven theories like "global warming." The modern apostasy continues...

  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Nov. 03, 2011 8:14 PM ET USA

    ... back to school, Your Excellence, to refresh your knowledge on REAL problems of humanity - how about checking your own backyard for human trafficking, drugs or missionaries killing?

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