Congressman John Delaney

Representing the 6th District of Maryland
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Delaney: Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change is Moral Case for Action

Jun 18, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Pope Francis released a papal-encyclical titled, “Laudato Si, On the Care of Our Common Home” on climate change. The encyclical states that “climate change is a global problem with grave implications.” The encyclical states that human action is contributing to climate change and urges the world’s governments to act.

“I applaud the brave leadership of Pope Francis on climate change. Pope Francis has made a strong moral case for action on climate change and I believe that each of my colleagues in Congress should read his message,” said Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6). “As Pope Francis makes clear, climate change is a global problem, a global crisis of the highest order that threatens the most vulnerable among us. The issue is total, impacting health, the economy and safety. I have made climate change a legislative priority, filing legislation earlier this year to tackle carbon pollution. Pope Francis’s historic call for action on climate change is more evidence of the growing consensus that we must respond to this problem before it is too late.”

For information on Delaney’s climate change legislation, click here.