Article: Pope Francis plants a flag in the ground on climate change

An interesting article in the Guardian about Pope Francis’ forthcoming encyclical on the environment which can be read in full here.

The article is by Dr. John P. Abraham, professor of thermal and fluid sciences at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering, Minnesota.

While it remains to be seen what long-term impact there is from this encyclical, it is clear that there is a continued emergence of a science-informed, religiously motivated cause for action. Actions that will help the most vulnerable of this world prepare for, and even avoid, the worst consequences of climate change. When people of faith and people of science work together for a common goal, a tremendous potential is realized.