Justice for All

Bernie Praises Pope Francis For Climate Change Position

Bernie issued a statement last week praising Pope Francis for his encyclical, or papal letter, on climate change. The encyclical states that “the climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.”

Pope Francis affirmed that climate change is caused by humans, condemned the “greed” which engenders it, and called for “break(ing) with the logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness.”

Bernie had the following response to the papal letter:

“Pope Francis’ powerful message on climate change should change the debate around the world and become a catalyst for the bold actions needed to reverse global warming. The pope helps us all see how those with the least among us will fare the worst from the consequences of climate change.”

Bernie added, “I very much appreciate that the Republican leadership has invited the pope to address Congress. I hope they listen to what he has to say. Denying the science related to climate change is no longer acceptable.”