Pope Francis calls for swift action on climate change in leaked draft document

June 16, 2015 12:18 PM

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Pope Francis calls for swift action on climate change in leaked draft document

The world could see the destruction of entire ecosystems this century without urgent action on climate change, Pope Francis says in a draft of his keenly awaited encyclical on the environment.

In the Italian version of the 192-page document, posted on Monday by the weekly magazine l'Espresso, the pope again backs scientists who say global warming is mostly man-made and that developed countries have a particular responsibility to stem a trend that will hurt the poor the most.

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