Biden Plan:‘Pope Francis Directed the Global Community to Raise Awareness About Growing Climate Change Crisis’

By CNSNews.com Staff | November 9, 2020 | 10:33am EST
Pope Francis and then-Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol, Sept. 24, 2015. (Photo by Nikki Kahn-Pool/Getty Images)
Pope Francis and then-Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol, Sept. 24, 2015. (Photo by Nikki Kahn-Pool/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Former Vice President Joe Biden says in what he calls “The Biden Plan for the Catholic Community” that Americans should: “Serve as stewards of our creation and protect our planet against climate change.”

“In his encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis directed the global community to raise awareness about the growing climate change crisis,” says Biden’s plan, which is published on his campaign website.

“Climate change threatens communities across the country, from beachfront coastal towns to rural farms in the heartland,” the plan says. “Joe’s plan will tackle climate change and pollution to protect our communities.

“He will ensure that communities harmed by climate change and pollution, particularly communities of color and low-income communities, are the first to benefit from his clean economy revolution,” says the plan.

“He will push the United States to achieve a 100 percent clean energy economy and reaches net zero emissions no later than 2050.”

Here is the excerpt from “The Biden Plan for the Catholic Community” that talks about climate change and Pope Francis:

Serve as stewards of our creation and protect our planet against climate change: In his encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis directed the global community to raise awareness about the growing climate change crisis. Climate change threatens communities across the country, from beachfront coastal towns to rural farms in the heartland. Joe’s plan will tackle climate change and pollution to protect our communities. He will ensure that communities harmed by climate change and pollution, particularly communities of color and low-income communities, are the first to benefit from his clean economy revolution. He will push the United States to achieve a 100 percent clean energy economy and reaches net zero emissions no later than 2050. Joe’s plan will create 10 million good-paying jobs in the United States, hold polluters accountable, and push other countries to go further on their climate action commitments. He will work to ensure that every American has access to clean drinking water, clean air, and an environment free from pollutants. And, every dollar spent towards rebuilding infrastructure will be used to prevent, reduce, and withstand a changing climate.”

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