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Pope Francis: Climate Change ‘Can No Longer Be Left To Our Future Generation’ [VIDEO]

Steve Guest Media Reporter

Pope Francis, speaking at the White House Wednesday, said “it seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem we can no longer be left to our future generation.”

Pope Francis explained that he finds “it encouraging that you [Barack Obama] are proposing an initiative for reducing air pollution.”

“Mr. President, I find it encouraging that you are proposing an initiative for reducing air pollution,” the pope said. “Accepting, accepting the urgency, it seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem we can no longer be left to our future generation. When it comes to our common home, we are living at a critical moment of history.”

“We still have time to make the change needed to bring about a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change,” he continued. “Such, such change demands on our part a serious and responsible recognition, not only of the kind of the world we may be leaving to our children, but also to the millions of people living under a system which has overlooked them.”

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