Citing a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Pope Francis said in a speech today “that only one decade or so remains in order to achieve this confinement of global warming.”
“Dear friends, time is running out!” he said.
“The climate crisis requires ‘our decisive action, here and now’ and the Church is fully committed to playing her part,” the pope said.
“A significant development in this past year was the release of the ‘Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels,’ by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,” the pope said. “That report clearly warns that effects on the climate will be catastrophic if we cross the threshold of 1.5ºC outlined in the Paris Agreement goal. The report warns, moreover, that only one decade or so remains in order to achieve this confinement of global warming.”
He was addressing attendees at a Vatican meeting called “The Energy Transition & Care of Our Common Home.”
The pope said this meeting focused on three points.
“Your meeting has focused on three interrelated points: first, a just transition; second, carbon pricing; and third, transparency in reporting climate risk,” the pope said.
By “carbon pricing” the pope explained that people must pay more now for energy. more here