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Top Vatican officials will hold a summit meeting Tuesday to build momentum for a campaign by Francis to urge world leaders to enact a sweeping United Nations climate change accord in Paris in December. The accord would for the first time commit every nation to enact tough new laws to cut the emissions that cause global warming.

This is causing a lot of tension with many political parties.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/world/europe/pope-francis-steps-up-campaign-on-climate-change-to-conservatives-alarm.html?_r=0

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In the United States, the encyclical will be accompanied by a 12-week campaign, now being prepared with the participation of some Catholic bishops, to raise the issue of climate change and environmental stewardship in sermons, homilies, news media interviews and letters to newspaper editors, said Dan Misleh, executive director of the Catholic Climate Covenant in Washington.

 

But the effort is already angering a number of American conservatives, among them members of the Heartland Institute, a libertarian group partly funded by the Charles G. Koch Foundation, run by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, who oppose climate policy.

 

:lol1:

 

So, the billionaires are worried that environmental controls might cut into their profit margins   :nope: This should be interesting.


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Her's another article about the meeting between the Pope and UN:

 

http://www.ibtimes.com/catholic-religion-not-odds-climate-change-science-un-leader-tells-vatican-officials-1899724

 

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Pope Francis convened the summit as part of his effort to influence world leaders as they head into a critical U.N. climate change conference in Paris this December. Nearly 200 nations have agreed to forge a sweeping agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help vulnerable communities prepare for rising sea levels, extreme weather events, devastating droughts and other known climate effects.

 

Francis is preparing a highly anticipated encyclical, or papal letter, that is expected to alert the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to their moral imperative to act on climate change. "We all bear the responsibility to protect and to value creation for the good of this and future generations," the pontiff said in January.

 

Ban said he met privately with the pope on Tuesday morning for "a fruitful and wide-ranging conversation" about climate issues and sustainable development.

"Climate change is intrinsically linked to public health, food and water security, migration, peace and security. It is a moral issue.  It is an issue of social justice, human rights and fundamental ethics," Ban said in his opening remarks at the meeting."

 

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Really?  Now they say that climate change affects peace and security?  I'm bummed that this doesn't happen until December, I was hoping that the UN would get tired of the Pope WAAAAYYY before then!!  LOL!!  Oh well, it's in Jehovah's hands!


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EVENTS BEFORE THE GREAT TRIBULATION

 

> Cry of "Peace and Security"

                - Could be 1 declaration or a series of declarations.

                - The nations will think they are close to solving some of the world's big problems

                - Religious leaders may join in on this declaration

 

> Final "sealing" of remaining anointed ones on earth

 

 

Maybe defeating ISIS and conquering (or heading in the right direction) climate change will be 2 in the series of declarations?

 

We can only hope.

 

And pray.

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