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Pope Francis has compared the coronavirus pandemic to recent fires and floods as one of “nature’s responses” to the world’s ambivalence in the face of climate change.
“There is an expression in Spanish:” God always forgives, we sometimes forgive, but nature never forgives, “said the pope in an interview published Wednesday in The Tablet, a Catholic weekly newspaper based in the United Kingdom.
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The 83-year-old pope replied if he believed that the coronavirus could stimulate ecological conversion, the idea that people lead a more environmentally friendly life by understanding that the natural world is a creation of God.
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Pope Francis said the world has yet to respond to recent climate-related “partial disasters”.
“Who now talks about the fires in Australia, or remembers that 18 months ago, a boat could cross the North Pole because the glaciers had all melted? ” He asked.
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“Who’s talking about the floods now?” I don’t know if these are vengeances of nature, but they are certainly responses of nature. “
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The pope went on to say that he believed the COVID-19 epidemic that ravaged the world could inspire change.
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