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Catholics to U.N. climate summit: Warmer temperatures are just part of the problem

Yeb Sano, former climate change commissioner for Philippines, is so concerned about global warming that he and other Catholic pilgrims are walking 900 miles from Rome to Paris for the United Nations climate change conference. 

It's time, Sano believes, for world leaders to sign a binding agreement that helps reduce the impact of climate change.

Conference presents black Catholic perspective on climate change


Since the release of the papal encyclical on the environment, the conversation about how the church responds to the negative effects of climate change has become more and more prevalent.

The issue reverberates stronger in poorer neighborhoods, whose residents will likely feel first -- and hardest -- the effects of climate change: whether exacerbated asthma attacks due to poor air quality, or higher health risks from more frequent summer heat waves. In Chicago, that often means those suffering are disproportionately people of color.



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