Pope Francis has called for political leaders to take ‘radical action’ on climate change in order to protect the planet for future generations.
The Pope released the message ahead of the COP26 Summit, which is running from October 31st to November 12th in Scotland.
“It is essential that each of us be committed to this urgent change of direction,” he said on BBC Radio.
“The political decision makers who will meet at COP26 in Glasgow are urgently summoned to provide effective responses to the present ecological crisis and in this way to offer concrete hope to future generations.”
“These crises present us with the need to take decisions, radical decisions that are not always easy,” he said.
“At the same time, moments of difficulty like these also present opportunities, opportunities that we must not waste.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the summit is unbelievably important, but noted that talks will be difficult.
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