By Father Bernard Holzer, aa
More than 120 world leaders met in Glasgow on Monday to tackle the climate crisis and avert a looming global disaster: « If we don’t get serious about climate change today, it will be too late for our children to do so tomorrow” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the opening of COP26.
What can we do? What do we need to do?
In his message to the COP26 meeting participants, Pope Francis underlined that “climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic have exposed our deep vulnerability and raised numerous doubts and concerns about our economic systems and the way we organize our societies.”
“It is essential that each of us be committed to this urgent change of direction, sustained by our own faith and spirituality. In the Joint Appeal, we spoke of the need to work responsibly towards a “culture of care” for our common home, but also for ourselves, and the need to work tirelessly to eliminate “the seeds of conflicts: greed, indifference, ignorance, fear, injustice, insecurity and violence”.