The Washington Post has a great article by Chris Mooney. It is titled:
Mooney starts off with:
"This week — and it still feels strange to write this — the major climate change news story came out of the Vatican.
There, at the center of global Catholicism, church leaders joined with politicians, scientists and economists to draft a statement declaring not only that climate change is a “scientific reality” but also that there’s a moral and religious responsibility to do something about it. And an even more powerful statement is expected soon from Pope Francis himself, who is slated to release a major papal encyclical on the environment this summer."
This new Pope is a breath of fresh air on many fronts. For example, as reported by The New York Times in July of 2013: