The earth’s suffering reflects the cry of the poor, everyone’s cry

By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp
Vatican News
October 26, 2021

Climatologist Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan says that the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor has now become everyone’s cry since the effects of global warming have unleashed the ‘destruction of the world’s weather systems.’

In just a few days, world leaders will gather in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which will take place from 31 October to 12 November. One of its objectives is to “accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.” On the vigil of this important meeting, Vatican News spoke with Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan, who was the science adviser for the Vatican delegation to COP21 in Paris in 2015. Prof. Ramanathan forecasts that the “bizarre weather” we are currently experiencing will be amplified by 50% if we do not act quickly.

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