The havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic “will pale when compared to that of climate change”, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell has said.
“What we need to realise is that, over the coming decades, the issues currently arising from climate change will impact far more on us than those from the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.
Humans were “unequivocally driving global warming. It is beyond doubt that climate change is being caused by what we have done – and continue to do – in upsetting nature’s equilibrium and balance,” he said.
The archbishop was speaking in a statement launching his 64-page pastoral letter on the climate crisis. The pastoral letter is titled “The Cry of the Earth, the Cry of the Poor”.
To read the full media release on the launch of Archbishop Farrell’s pastoral letter, click here.
The pastoral letter is available for purchase through Irish religious publisher and retailer Veritas. Information on whether the pastoral letter will be made available in Australian bookstores is currently unavailable.