Pope Francis meets with oil executives, says ‘no time to lose’ on climate change

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from ThinkProgress,

The pontiff calls for “a reduction in the systematic use of fossil fuels.”

Pope Francis invited global business executives, including the heads of Exxon Mobil, Eni and BP, to the Vatican Saturday and told them that they needed to help the world make a faster shift to cleaner energy because climate change, a challenge of “epochal proportions,” risked the destruction of humanity.

“Civilization requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization,” Francis said in an address to the executives at the end of a two-day conference, called “Energy Transition and Care of Our Common Home,” at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. “There is no time to lose.”

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