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Pope Francis urges consensus on climate change

Pope Francis urges consensus on climate change

There is something I have never understood about the argument over global warming. That argument was, of course, renewed this month with the leaking, and then the official release, of a new papal letter excoriating human mistreatment of "our common home." In this latest encyclical, Pope Francis calls for a "bold, cultural revolution" to stem the harm done to the planet from warming that is occurring "mainly as a result of human activity." He condemns a fixation on technological advances at the cost of the planet's health -- and the "magical" idea that the free market can reverse this damage if corporations and individuals enjoy a...