moral argument and faith groups around the world are calling for ambitious climate action. This morality is also inspiring them to divest their holdings from fossil fuels.
Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical is an important catalyst for religious activism in support of climate action. The science based encyclical highlights efforts to combat climate change as a moral issue and calls us to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy.
The Pope is not the only religious leader who is leading the charge, prior to the release of the encyclical the head of the Episcopal church called for climate action. Similar calls have come from Hindus, Buddhists and Jews. Recently, Islamic leaders called for an end to fossil fuels in a document called the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change.
As explained by Al Gore, The issue of climate change "is now being resolved into a question of right and wrong...Once questions are resolved into a choice between right and wrong, then the laws change."
Like civil rights, gay rights, gender equality and apartheid, climate change is a matter of right and wrong. Unlike so many issues in our world today, there is no middle road when it comes to climate change. Just as you are either for or against racial equality, we must choose whether we are for or against climate action.
Source: The Green Market Oracle
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