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Pope Francis on Saturday issued a dire warning to top oil executives, saying that climate change could “destroy civilization.”
At a two-day conference at the Vatican, the pope called climate change a challenge of “epochal proportions,” according to Reuters.
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He also said that the world must move toward using clean energy and a reduction in the use of fossil fuels.
“Civilization requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization,” Pope Francis said.
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The conference, organized by the University of Notre Dame in the United States, brought together executives from asset manager BlackRock, BP and Norwegian oil and energy company Equinor, among others.
The event was prompted by Pope Francis’ 2015 papal encyclical blaming humans for climate change and criticizing world leaders for not acting swiftly enough to address it.
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The conference comes about one year after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. Trump has referred to global warming as...
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