Pope Francis himself has made the religious case for combating climate change, warning that “if we destroy Creation, Creation will destroy us!”…international community needs to “adopt a fair and legally binding global agreement” to cut carbon emissions at the summit in Paris next year. Specifically, the bishops insist on limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C relative to pre-industrial levels — a considerably more ambitious goal than the 2°C ceiling that’s generally agreed on as the threshold beyond which climate change becomes truly dangerous — and on building “new models of development and lifestyles that are both climate compatible” and can “bring people out of poverty…“Central to this is to put an end to fossil fuel era, phasing out fossil fuel emissions and phasing in 100 percent renewables with sustainable energy access for all.”
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Religious groups urge G20 climate action
A group of leaders from Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and indigenous communities have signed an open letter describing fossil fuel subsidies as an unacceptable threat to the natural world and human life.