Pope Francis's New Year's Resolution: Tackle Climate Change

December 28, 2014 10:35 PM

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Pope Francis has rocked both the religious and secular worlds this year by eschewing papal security, embracing the poor and reaching out to gay and lesbian people. And it won’t end there. For 2015 he’s got a whopping New Year’s resolution: Tackle climate change.

“Following a visit in March to Tacloban, the Philippine city devastated in 2012 by typhoon Haiyan, the pope will publish a rare encyclical on climate change and human ecology,” reported the Guardian on December 27. “Urging all Catholics to take action on moral and scientific grounds, the document wi...

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