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Climate summit is ‘humanity’s last chance’ Premium

03 December 2015 | by Christopher Lamb
 
The world is facing a “now or never” moment to tackle climate change, Pope Francis said on his flight back to Rome from Africa ahead of a United Nations conference on the topic in Paris. “We are on the verge of suicide, to use a strong word, and I am certain that people in Paris are aware of this and want to do something about it,” the Pope said. “The other day I read that in Greenland, glaciers are losing mass at a rate of billions of tons. I trust these people will do something. I hope this will be the case and I pray it will.”In a speech to the UN office in Nairobi last Thursday, Francis said it would be a catastrophe if world leaders did not face up to the need to protect the environment. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See’s Secretary of St




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