Pope Francis has said the coronavirus pandemic is one of “nature’s responses” to humans ignoring the current ecological crisis. In an email interview published Wednesday in The Tablet and Commonwealth magazines, the pontiff said the outbreak offered an opportunity to slow down the rate of production and consumption and to learn to understand and contemplate the natural world.
“We did not respond to the partial catastrophes. Who now speaks of the fires in Australia, or remembers that 18 months ago a boat could cross the North Pole because the glaciers had all melted? Who speaks now of the floods?” the Pope said. “I don’t know if these are the revenge of nature, but they are certainly nature’s responses,” he added. The 83-year-old Pope, who has a damaged lung from an infection in his 20s, has twice tested negative for the novel coronavirus.
Since this interview came out two days ago, MAGA media has excoriated the pope.
Pope Francis says the Chinese coronavirus global pandemic is “certainly nature’s response” to humanity’s failure to address climate change. https://t.co/gQVMxZK4yw
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 10, 2020
The Red Pope is a lunatic.https://t.co/cT5OGDm8Vp
— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) April 8, 2020
The Woke Pope says Coronavirus is “nature’s response” to human inaction on climate change.
An uplifting Holy Week message!
Actually, it has more to do with globalism and weak borders that he loves.https://t.co/Bl1Zcu9E3v
— Alex Marlow (@AlexMarlow) April 9, 2020