Figueres: 'This is a moral responsibility that we all share. That moral responsibility, how are we going to ensure that it is achieved before it is too late for the most vulnerable? We need to align our moral compass … we need to be clear that fossil fuels kill.'
Conversation with former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy: 'The challenge I think we have is for some reason climate change has become a religion -- a politically induced religion instead of science fact that now we have to embrace and move forward on.'
Among scientists who attend to matters of religion, one of the most famous quotes from the 20th century is this couplet by Pope John Paul II, circa 1987: 'Science can purify religion from error and superstition; Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.'
'The Pope wants more government control of the world’s economy'
'It’s charitable to suppose he does. But if he does, then we have to wonder why he’s thrown his lot in with disreputable politicians whose primary goal is to increase their powers. Does the Pope really think a strengthened world government will lead more folks to Heaven?'