Excerpt Carpooling, using public transportation and turning off the lights are a few of the small lifestyle changes people can make to help curb climate change, Pope Francis said Thursday in an encyclical on the environment.
The Rev. Kim Morrow, executive director of Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light, said those types of changes would help solve the problem but, “We have to look at the scale of the crisis.”
A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders – to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found.
The poll of 2,827 Americans was conducted in February to measure the impact of moral language, including interventions by Pope Francis, on the climate change debate. In recent months, the pope has warned about the moral consequences of failing to act on rising global temperatures, which are expected to disproportionately affect the lives of the world’s poor.