Biden: ‘Pope Francis Directed the Global Community to Raise Awareness About the Growing Climate Change Crisis’

By CNSNews.com Staff | July 9, 2020 | 11:57am EDT
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(Photo by Mindy Schauer/Digital First Media/Orange County Reginster via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Former Vice President Joe Biden says on a section of his campaign website entitled “Joe Biden’s Agenda for the Catholic Community” that he will fight climate change, noting that Pope Francis has called for this.

“In his encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis directed the global community to raise awareness about the growing climate change crisis,” says this page on Biden’s campaign website.

“Climate change threatens communities across the country, from beachfront coastal towns to rural farms in the heartland,” says Biden’s website. “Joe’s plan will tackle climate change and pollution to protect our communities.”

“He will push the United States to achieve a 100 percent clean energy economy and reaches net zero emissions no later than 2050,” says the page on Biden’s website.

“I’m a practicing Catholic. I believe faith is a gift,” Biden says at the top of the same page.

Here is the passage from “Joe Biden’s Agenda for the Catholic Community” that talks about fighting climate change:

Serve as stewards of our creation and protect our planet against climate change: In his encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis directed the global community to raise awareness about the growing climate change crisis. Climate change threatens communities across the country, from beachfront coastal towns to rural farms in the heartland. Joe’s plan will tackle climate change and pollution to protect our communities. He will ensure that communities harmed by climate change and pollution, particularly communities of color and low-income communities, are the first to benefit from his clean economy revolution. He will push the United States to achieve a 100 percent clean energy economy and reaches net zero emissions no later than 2050. Joe’s plan will create 10 million good-paying jobs in the United States, hold polluters accountable, and push other countries to go further on their climate action commitments. He will work to ensure that every American has access to clean drinking water, clean air, and an environment free from pollutants. And, every dollar spent towards rebuilding infrastructure will be used to prevent, reduce, and withstand a changing climate.

 
This is the passage from "Joe Biden's Agenda for the Catholic Community" that talks about fighting climate change.

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