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Caritas: mixed review of UN climate conference

December 02, 2016

Caritas Internationalis, the Church’s federation of relief and development agencies, said that the recent COP22 UN climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, sent a “positive yet weak signal of commitment to tackle climate change.”

“The early ratification of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to within 1.5°C showed a real international commitment,” said Michel Roy, the secretary general of Caritas.

He added that “all talk and not much action in general is significantly hampering the progress made in Paris and is a major barrier towards urgently delivering on the commitments made.”


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  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Dec. 02, 2016 10:14 PM ET USA

    Folks, a substantial portion of the scientific community does not agree with the idea that anthropogenic (man-made) climate change is significant. It's time that the Pope and everybody in the hierarchy who thinks they understand the science realize they don't and have been misled by folks with a political agenda. Here's a good place to begin to understand the facts and the issues:

  • Posted by: opinionated1945 - Dec. 02, 2016 6:54 PM ET USA

    Wondering how exactly Caritas development agencies have any connection to empirical climate science?