Sunday 30 April 2017

We badly need great leaders of the 21st century to emerge

Pope Francis warned about the threat posed by climate change to the human race (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
Pope Francis warned about the threat posed by climate change to the human race (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
James Downey

James Downey

Jeb Bush may look and sound like a clown, but we have to take him seriously. He is the frontrunner - so far - for the Republican nomination to contest the US presidential election. By the end of next year, he could become the most powerful man in the world.

So what has he to say about the brilliant speech in which Pope Francis warned about the threat posed by climate change to the human race?

He says that although he is a Catholic, he doesn't care what the Pope says. In other words, the world in general and the United States in particular can carry on with the over-consumption which has brought about the looming catastrophe.

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