Pope Praises Obama’s Global Warming Agenda
“It seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem that can no longer be left to a future generation,” Francis told those gathered at the White House. “When it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment in history.”
Francis echoed the themes of “sustainable development” and “human ecology” that he wrote in his encyclical on global warming earlier this year. His letter, called Laudato Si, earned him praise from environmentalists, but met with critical conservatives who saw it as an attack on capitalism and industrialization.