Vatican climate summit: UN official invokes Noah’s flood, calls for ‘ark of ambition’ for climate action

Vatican climate summit: UN official invokes Noah’s flood, calls for ‘ark of ambition’ for climate action
Poster bear. Not as stranded as previously suggested.

[Ed. – Is it this woman’s thesis that the people here for the flood thousands of years ago could have done something about it? And where are the premise-filleting Jesuits when we need them?]

The UN climate chief, Patricia Espinosa, urged the world “to make the fundamental, transformative changes necessary” to fight “global warming.” Espinosa delivered her speech on July 5 as part of Pope Francis’ climate summit at the Vatican.  Espinosa, the Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change was part of the Vatican’s International Conference entitled “Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth.” …

In her July 5 Vatican speech, the current UN chief Espinosa compared the climate change fight to Noah’s Ark:

I want to begin by discussing a narrative that is common to many cultures and faith communities throughout the world. It’s the story of a great flood that took place long ago.  While different cultures tell it in different ways, most outline how humankind not only had warning that rising waters were coming, but that those warnings were ignored. Now, let me be clear: I don’t propose we begin building an ark—at least not a physical one—but it’s hard to ignore some parallels with today. Every day we are seeing evidence of climate change and its devastating impacts on populations around the globe.

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