"Pope Francis among the people at St. Peter's Square" by Edgar Jiménez / CC BY-SA 2.0

It’s Starting To Look Like God Won’t Save Us From Global Warming

Apr 25, 2019

By Dan Vergano

God help us, but it looks like religion isn’t the answer to climate change.

Nearly four years ago, Pope Francis released a groundbreaking letter, Laudato Si, On the Care of Our Common Home, calling on the world — and its 1.2 billion Catholics — to curb manmade global warming.

“We are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system,” said the 2015 letter, known as an encyclical. “Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes.”

The Pope got to hang out with Leonardo DiCaprio, an environmentalist, and the United States Congress, where he enjoyed mixed applause as he also called for the end the death penalty, more kindness to immigrants, and better relations with Cuba.

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