Pope blasts climate sceptics

2017-09-11 22:13
Pope Francis. (Andrew Medichini, AP)

Pope Francis. (Andrew Medichini, AP)

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Aboard the Papal plane - Pope Francis has sharply criticised climate change sceptics, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the Earth.

Francis was asked about climate change and the spate of hurricanes that have pummelled the US, Mexico and the Caribbean recently as his charter plane left Colombia and flew over some of the devastated areas.

He said: "Those who deny this must go to the scientists and ask them. They speak very clearly" - referring to experts who blame global warming on man-made activities.

Francis said scientists have clearly charted what needed to be done to reverse course on global warming and said individuals and politicians had a "moral responsibility" to do their part.

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