The Vatican will host a summit on climate change and sustainability efforts this April 28th.
Pope Francis stated, "It is man who has slapped nature in the face," Francis told reporters in January. "We have in a sense taken over nature," he said, adding that he believed global warming is "mostly" the result of human activity. In February, he said "a Christian who does not protect creation, is a Christian who does not care about the work of God."
Though his two immediate predecessors, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and St. John Paul II, also spoke out strongly on the Christian duty to protect the environment, Francis has done so more frequently and forcefully.
For the dwindling few who proclaiming God would not let climate change happen this is sure to change their way thinking. This includes US Senator Inhofe and his famous statement..."because "God's still up there", the "arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous".