Tips For Reducing Your Impact
If your destination is close, consider walking or biking instead of driving. Every mile you travel with foot power instead of petrol power saves one pound of carbon.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Climate Change
A clear and lasting legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be his consistent and prophetic voice–as well as his leadership by example–on environmental issues, particularly his concern about climate change and its impacts on the planet and poor and vulnerable people. The Coalition and it’s partners will be forever indebted to Pope Benedict XVI for his witness.
Here is a list of the Pope Emeritus’s explicit references to climate change during his papacy:
- 2010 World Day of Peace Message: If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation
- 2009 Papal Encyclical Caritas in Veritate
- 2012 Address of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the Members of the Diplomatic Corps Accredited to the Holy See
- Angelus- November 27, 2011
- 2011 An address to students in November 2011, Pope Benedict recalled St. Francis’s Canticle of the Creatures
- 2010 Address of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the Members of the Diplomatic Corps for the Traditional Exchange of New Year’s Greetings
- Letter of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on the Occasion of the Seventh Symposium of the Religion, Science and the Environment Movement
- In addition, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences published an in-depth report on the scientific causes and consequences of climate chaing titled Fate of Mountain Glaciers in the Anthropocene: A Report by the Working Group Commissioned by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences during his papacy.