Pope: World Near ‘Breaking Point’; Blames US

(TheProudRepublic.com) – Providing extreme leftists with baffling talking points, Pope Francis has voiced grave concerns about climate change by saying the U.S. is to blame for the world reaching its “breaking point.”

A staunch advocate for addressing the climate “crisis,” the Pope expressed his deep worries about “our suffering planet” during his opening remarks for an upcoming three-day climate summit at the Vatican this May.

The Pope also talked about the catastrophic outcomes of human inaction on environmental issues, stating, “The world in which we live is collapsing.”

He emphasized the undeniable impact of climate change and said that it would increasingly affect people’s lives, disrupting healthcare, employment, resource access, housing and causing forced migrations.

Highlighting the urgency, the Pope referenced the United States Bishops to declare climate change as one of the major challenges for both society and the global community.

In 2022, San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy, elevated to cardinal by Pope Francis, spoke on this issue.

He noted that “the long-term death toll from unchecked climate change is larger and threatens the very future of humanity.”

McElroy emphasized that both abortion and climate change are vital life concerns within the Catholic Church, but neither should be considered more critical than the other.

Intriguingly, the Pope has criticized the United States for its role in the climate “emergency” and blamed it on the “irresponsible lifestyle” of Americans.

He added “If we consider that emissions per individual in the United States are about two times greater than those of individuals living in China, and about seven times greater than the average of the poorest countries, we can state that a broad change in the irresponsible lifestyle connected with the Western model would have a significant long-term impact,”

However, online news outlet The Pillar Catholic has countered this claim by saying that “U.S. per capita emissions are less than 1.5 times that of China” and that China’s emissions exceed the global average by a significant margin.

They also pointed out that while the U.S. has some of the cleanest air among nations, China’s air quality ranks among the worst.

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