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Sen. Markey: Pope Francis Can Spur Action On Climate Change

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"If we destroy Creation, Creation will destroy us." That warning came from Pope Francis last week, speaking about the human responsibility when it comes to caring for the environment. It's among the recent signs the pope plans to stake out a strong position on climate change.

Another sign: the pope met with the Global Legislators Organization, which included representatives from a half-dozen countries, including Mexico, the United Kingdom and Italy, and where the environment was again on the agenda.

Representing the U.S. in that meeting was Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, who joined WBUR's Morning Edition to explain why he thinks the pope can spur real action.

This segment aired on May 29, 2014.

Bob Oakes Twitter Senior Correspondent
Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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