The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Francis, urged nations to fight global warming in accordance with the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, weighing the issue featured in the presidential race of United States.
"Modern society had pushed the planet beyond its limits and time was running out to fix a climate emergency," he said. Francisco and added: "Our constant demand for growth and an endless cycle of production and consumption are depleting the natural world."
“Forests are leached, the topsoil erodes, fields fail, deserts advance, seas acidify, and storms intensify. Creation groans! “Said the Supreme Pontiff who made his call in a message on the day that Christian churches commemorated the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
“We need to do everything in our ability to limit the rise in global average temperature below the 1.5 degree Celsius threshold enshrined in the Paris Agreement, because going further will be catastrophic, especially for poor communities around the world ”, explained the Holy Father.
US President Donald Trump has launched a process to remove the United States, the world's second largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China, from the agreement that brought countries together to mitigate global warming, saying it was too expensive.