Care of the Earth
Fr. Pedro Walpole SJ is the Director of Research at the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change in the Philippines. He is passionately concerned about global warming, says that we are heading for a three degree rise in temperature, but that we need to keep it to a minimum of 1.5 degrees if we want to keep the world intact and specifically keep many of our islands. He also berates the world of plastic that we live in and calls for everyone to make a difference. Pat Coyle points out that Ireland has one of the poorest records of climate change and asks Fr. Walpole why we aren’t doing more despite more people than ever being aware of the problem.