With a single Tweet, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America has entered one of the most contentious discussions on the planet— that of climate change and the human response to the growing crisis.
Archbishop Elpidophoros Tweeted early in the morning of September 26th that “People around the world demand from their political leaders to tackle the urgent matter of #ClimateChange! We are reminded that this is a moral crisis and a moral challenge. The solution cannot be just technological, but demands a radical change of mindset, of values, and ethos.”
His Tweet comes days after climate change activist Greta Thunberg sent a stern warning to global leaders about the state of the environment and amid international attention to the growing challenges the world is facing, including rising sea levels, melting glaciers and freak weather occurrences.
Goldman Sachs also released a 34-page analysis of the impact of climate change. “The results are terrifying,” said an analyst from Business Insider, which published the results that show major cities underwater in a few short years.
This isn’t the first time the Greek Orthodox Church has entered this discussion. In fact, the Ecumenical Patriarch is known as “the Green Patriarch” for his activities on the environment.
The Tweet puts the Archbishop of America at odds with the position of the President of the United States, whom he met recently, as well as many members of the Republican Party in the United States who have called climate change “a joke” and deny such changes in the earth’s environment are manmade.
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