“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all. A number of scientific studies indicate that most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases released mainly as a result of human activity.”
(Pope Francis, LS. 23)
The greatest threat to humanity after the pandemic will be the climate crisis. As stated in Laudato Si’, climate change due to human actions is destructive to the entire ecosystem, our Sister Mother Earth. Of the various sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the energy sector produces the most. Statistics show us that annual global GHG emissions have grown by 41% since 1990, and continue to grow even more!
The Laudato Si’ Revolution invites all Franciscans to be prophetic in reducing their GHG emissions in their fraternities, schools, parishes, study centres, etc., by sharing their stories of energy transition at local levels. As heirs to the Franciscan legacy, we must lead by example and demand from local governments an appropriate energy transition policy, because what matters is structural change.