Pope Francis invites oil bosses to the Vatican and tells them that they must switch to clean energy

The Pope told leaders including from BP, Exxon Mobil, Statoil and Anglo-American: “There should be no room for opportunistic and cynical efforts to gain small partial results in the short run while shifting equally significant costs and damages to future generations …Civilization requires energy, but energy must not be used to destroy civilization.”

“The transition to accessible and clean energy is a duty that we owe towards millions of our brothers and sisters around the world, poorer countries and generations yet to come.”

He quoted from Laudato Si: “There is no time to lose: We received the Earth as a garden home from the Creator; let us not pass it on to future generations as a wilderness.”

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