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June 27, 2015
Laudato Si Makes Waves Throughout Society
Sustainable investors and climate deniers alike weigh in with responses and reactions to Pope Francis's landmark encyclical on climate change. Second in a two-part series.
Even before the official publication of Laudat
o Si, the encyclical on climate change by Pope Francis, climate deniers were maintaining that a
religious leader should confine himself to religious matters. At a recent conference for climate
deniers, Sen. Inhofe of Oklahoma remarked, “The pope ought to stay with his job, and we’ll stay
with ours.” Also, out of the ever-growing crowd of undistinguished Republican candidates for
President, former Senator Rick Santorum opined, “I think there are more pressing problems
confronting the earth than climate change.”
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