Pope Francis has launched a “thinly veiled” assault on President Trump for his rejection of climate change and the paris climate agreement!
Independent.co.uk reported: Pope Francis has said that “history will judge” those who refuse to accept the science of climate change.
“If someone is doubtful that [climate change] is true, they should ask scientists,” he told reporters aboard the papal plane. “These are not opinions made on the fly. They are very clear. Then each person can decide and history will judge the decisions.”
He added that both politicians and private citizens have a “moral responsibility” to act.
The Pope is a strong supporter of the Paris climate agreement, a pledge by almost 200 countries to reduce emissions linked to climate change. Donald Trump pulled the US out of the agreement in June. A Vatican official called the move a “slap in the face” to the Pope and the Vatican at the time.
His Holiness spoke as Hurricane Irma pummelled Florida with punishing wind and rain. Days before, Hurricane Harvey had wreaked havoc on Texas with massive floods. The episodes marked the first time two Category 4 hurricanes has hit the continental US in a single hurricane season.
“If we don’t turn back, we will go down,” Pope Francis said.
The Pope also said that he hoped Mr Trump would reconsider his decision to end Daca, a policy that granted certain rights to young, undocumented immigrants.