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7 5 Issue 77 / 2015 GUESTLIST According to Pope Francis, climate change is one of the main challenges facing humanity today, and he feels so strongly about it that he issued a 180-page encyclical on the terribly urgent topic just last month. He has asked the world's richest nations to begin paying their "grave social debt" to the poor and take concrete steps on climate change. "Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day." Climate change is as relevant a threat to humanity as nuclear war according to a report commissioned by the Foreign Office. Is this the world we want to live in? What are the authorities doing to prevent this? The Pope's point of view is a positive step towards a possible change. Unfortunately not everyone is doing their bit to fight this pressing problem. Greenpeace was outraged by George Osborne's Budget plans to axe levy support. The Climate Change Levy was a measure designed to promote the generation of clean energy, and without levy support, clean energy companies would face financial and operational difficulties. The planned expansion of Heathrow airport has also caused concern. Thirteen climate change activists from the direct action group Plane Stupid broke through a perimeter fence and staged a protest over expansion on the northern runway on the morning of July 13th, causing cancellations and delays to flights. Although the demonstrators were arrested, Plane Stupid has said more protests will follow. The Pope expressed disappointment over the lack of an efficient global plan to control and reduce climate change but he remains optimistic, "All is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start, despite their mental and social conditioning. We are able to take an honest look at ourselves, to acknowledge our deep dissatisfaction, and to embark on new paths to authentic freedom." Hopefully his message will resonate. Pope Francis calls for action with an unprecedented encyclical on climate change and the environment Kingpin Ne-Yo See who has been dropping in with us! DJ Yoda the pope's words on climate change

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