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Caritas urges climate accord at Mexico summit

Catholic World News - November 29, 2010

As UN climate talks begin in Cancun, Caritas Internationalis, the consortium of Catholic relief and development agencies, is calling upon the world’s governments “to make progress on funding for adaptation and a fair legally binding deal.”

“Poor communities vulnerable to extreme weather put their faith in world leaders to deliver climate justice at a summit in Copenhagen one year ago,” stated a Caritas press release. “The outcome was the Copenhagen Accord. It failed to provide the financial commitments to help the most needy adapt to climate change or the cuts in greenhouse gas emission to secure a future for the next generation.”

“The earth was put under our stewardship,” added Bishop Gustavo Rodríguez Vega, of Nuevo Laredo, president of Caritas Mexico. “To care of the earth does not only benefit us, the current generation, but also future generations. It is an act of love and solidarity with future human beings.”

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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Nov. 29, 2010 10:31 PM ET USA

    To continue, carritas should be concentrating on the subsidarity that would actually help the world's poor. They should not be concerning themselves with the hoax that is global cooling 1960s-1970s, global warming of the 1990s-2000s,and the more ill defined "climate change ofn this decade.

  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Nov. 29, 2010 10:27 PM ET USA

    God, not man controls the climate. The Bible chronicals climatic changes. Recorded history also includes the Medieval warm period and the little ice age that gripped the world at its close. There is also the crazy climate that helped precipitate the American and French Revolutions. All of these events occurred long before man generated a fraction of the green house gasses (GHG) that we are today. Our contribution to the concentration of GHG in the atmosphere pales in comparison to other sources.

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