Vatican City, Nov 16, 2017 / 12:08 pm
Pope Francis sent a message Thursday to a conference on climate change, telling participants the problem is something that can't be ignored, but must be met with a proactive desire to develop effective solutions.
"I would like to reiterate my urgent invitation to renew dialogue about the way in which we are building the future of the planet," the Pope said Nov. 16.
"We need a solution that unites everyone, because the environmental challenge that we are living, and its human roots, involves and touches us all," he said, noting that unfortunately many of the efforts to seek concrete solutions "are often frustrated by various motives that range from negating the problem to indifference, comfortable resignation or blind trust in technical solutions."
Francis said we have to avoid falling into the "perverse attitudes" of denial, indifference, resignation, and trust in inadequate solutions, which "certainly do not help honest research and sincere dialogue on building the future of our planet."