Casey Statement on Encyclical of Pope Francis

Casey Statement on Encyclical of Pope Francis

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following the encyclical of Pope Francis:

“The encyclical illuminates the need to care for the world in which we all live. I strongly believe that we have a duty to preserve the environment not just so we can have clean air to breathe and clean water to drink, but because this world is in our care for our children and our children’s children. As individuals and as a nation we must face and conquer the problem of climate change. A 2012 report for the World Bank stated countries across the globe would likely see increasing risks for food production potentially leading to higher malnutrition rates and much higher water scarcity in many regions. Another study indicated that the changing climate would result in “substantial increases in (childhood) stunting due to malnutrition.” The evidence of human-caused climate change is overwhelming. Climate change exists and human activities are a major factor. We must act.”

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