Pope Francis Calls Global Warming a ‘Sin,’ Suggests Carpooling as Repentance

Pope Francis Calls Global Warming a ‘Sin,’ Suggests Carpooling as Repentance

Pope Francis turned his attention toward global warming during the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” of 2016. Somehow, he managed to make it a matter of religion, too.

In his remarks, he called global warming “a sin” and offered Catholics ways in which they could repent for their contributions to greenhouse gas emissions.

That’s where things got really bizarre. Environmentalism is one thing — but to call excessive paper usage a sin for which one must repent?

See the Pope’s list of ways to combat the sins of global warming on the next page:

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