This first video covers a recent Yale summit which explains why the Pope’s environmental encyclical matters and how it may transform the global debate. This video also provides context for the Pope’s efforts from the perspectives of a multidisciplinary panel of expert. The video which follows reviews some of the conservative push-back including GOP presidential hopefuls and right wing media pundits.
Both before and after the release of the encyclical conservative media personalities and leading Republicans including GOP presidential candidates attacked Pope Francis for his stance on the environment and climate change. The assault from conservatives is a cynical political move from the party that is synonymous with climate denial. Republicans rightly worry that their base of support will be eroded by the Pope’s castigation of climate deniers and call to environmental stewardship.
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