Pope warns oil executives: Climate change may ‘destroy civilization’
Pope Francis on Saturday issued a dire warning to top oil executives, saying that climate change could “destroy civilization.”
At a two-day conference at the Vatican, the pope called climate change a challenge of “epochal proportions,” according to Reuters.
He also said that the world must move toward using clean energy and a reduction in the use of fossil fuels.
“Civilization requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization,” Pope Francis said.