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Finding the Message of the Pope's Encyclical

There has been much public comment on the recent Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis. Not least this has come from climate change commentators, communicators, and policy advocates welcoming the Pope's engagement with the issue. In this short commentary I want to question whether this Papal intervention is really about climate change, or even about the environment more broadly. Rather, he offers a profound analysis of humanity's earthly predicament.

Mike Hulme is a professor of climate and culture in the Department of Geography at King's College London. He is the author of Can Science Fix Climate Change? A Case Against Climate Engineering (Polity, 2014) and Why We Disagree About Climate Change (Cambridge, 2009). From 2000 to 2007 he was the Founding Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.       

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