A Scientific response to Encyclical

Posted on 25. Jun, 2015, in Church Teachings, Climate Change, Ecology, Environment, Gospel ValuesComments Off on A Scientific response to Encyclical


Since the release of the Pope’s latest Encyclical, some conservative politicians in the US have said that that the Pope ought to stay out of science. Miriam Gormally spoke with Prof John Sweeney, a climate change expert, about the pope’s encyclical and whether it was something that could appeal to the scientific community as well the religious community. Prof John Sweeney was one of Ireland’s first climate scientists and was looking at the issue back in the 1970’s. Miriam began by asking him what it was like to be investigating climate change in the 70’s and to see attitudes changing towards it.

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