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In TED talk, Pope demands action on climate change

October 12, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis spoke of a “moral imperative” for immediate action to save the planet, saying that “we cannot continue to squeeze it like an orange,” in a TED talk on October 10. In his talk—delivered as part of a conference on climate change—the Pontiff called for a shift away from fossil fuels, shareholder activism to convince large corporations to shift policies, and moves to ease economic inequalities.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 12, 2020 3:07 PM ET USA

    He again refers to "Mother Earth", a pagan term no pope should repeat, repeat, repeat... He says to imagine new solutions. This has been done in the environmental realm for more than 5 decades and continues. Humanity today cannot survive without hydrocarbon-based products. How to reduce the impact of hydrocarbons on the earth environment? Solutions under development: carbon capture, planetary exploration (resources), restore rainforests, manage forests and cultivate soils better, and many more.