In a meeting with researchers/scientists at the Vatican, the pontiff unequivocally expresses that rescuing the planet from perilous impacts of environmental change lies generally with science as of now.
He says there has “never been such a reasonable requirement for science” to help humankind secure the earth.
He said that legislators and world pioneers have not taken a critical move in guaranteeing the security of the planet, in this way the following most proficient individuals to carry out the employment are no other than the researchers.
“It is worth noting that international politics has reacted weakly — albeit with some praiseworthy exceptions — regarding the concrete will to seek the common good and universal goods, and the ease with which well-founded scientific opinion about the state of our planet is disregarded.”
On that, it is brought to notice that while the Holy Father believes in climate change, President-elect Donald Trump does not.
Trump has hinted on his plans to cancel U.S. participation in the international climate accord which was signed last year in Paris. The treaty saw to the pledge of nations to check and reduce carbon emissions in subsequent years.
From the start of his administration Pope Francis’ environmental views has always been known. He has always preached the gospel of respecting nature and protecting the planet.
Last year he wrote an encyclical on climate change. In it he addressed both the political and economic circumstances surrounding it.
He expressed his dismay with the slow pace at which international politics was moving, in tackling global warming. He says the delay is a proof of how politics has fallen prey “to a technology and an economy which seek profit above all else.”
Noting the above, Pope Francis urges scientist to independently lead in the dire need of making the earth as green as it should be.
“I would say that it falls to scientists, who work free of political, economic or ideological interests, to develop a cultural model which can face the crisis of climatic change and its social consequences.”