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Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by Gomphothere, 22 Jun 2015.

  1. Gomphothere

    Gomphothere Well-Known Member

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    Here are links to the text in eight languages. Use the ones for Laudato Si.


    Encyclicals
     
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  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    can you give the jist of what is on the link. I don't want to have to wade through a lot of religious notes to find out.
     
  3. Gomphothere

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    There are plenty of news accounts on the web that have done a better job at a pretty much secular summary than I can.
     
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    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    This article summarises it quite well:

    Pope's climate change encyclical tells rich nations: pay your debt to the poor | World news | The Guardian

    In effect, it is a treatise on how important it is to deal with the growing threat of climate change, and how those who deny this threat exists or refuse to combat it are directly culpable for the negative effects of this climate change on the natural world and the socio-economic impact of these effects.

    For instance, the following comprises sections 23 through 26 of the 246 sections of the encyclical:

     
  5. carlos55

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    Before entering the seminary, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was a chemist, so Pope Francis does have some scientific training. Also, in Aparecida, Brazil, in 2013, Pope Francis also spoke about defending the amazon forest and defending the territorial rights of the amerindians
    that live there. The new encyclial is indeed great news. Now if only the vatican could modify its position on birth control, but that may take a bit longer.
     
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    Not surprisingly, human population growth does not come up.