Cardinal Turkson urges global youth to act on climate crisis
July 18, 2019
CWN Editor's Note: The prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development described youth climate activism as a sign of hope for the planet.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Jul. 19, 2019 11:25 AM ET USA
The cited article quotes an activist: "I find hope in the 40 Catholic institutions that have already announced plans to divest from oil and gas and the...other faith-based groups around the world that are considering doing the same." This is 1960s-1990s activism. Nonsense. It's time for a change. Instead of campaigning to destroy energy companies, why not campaign to encourage them to finance carbon sequestration technologies. The cigarette companies listened. Why wouldn't the energy companies?