On Fire: The (Burning) Case For a Green New Deal - A Radical Vatican? - The Leap Years Summary & Analysis

Naomi Klein
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In “A Radical Vatican?,” written in 2015, Klein writes of attending a conference at the Vatican after Pope Francis released Laudato si, an encylical in which he discussed climate change and argued that Catholics have a moral obligation to protect the Earth. Klein notes that some of the language in the encyclical is a departure from traditional Catholic discourse, with its belief in a patriarchal God that created the Earth for man's benefit. She suggests that Francis' Argentinian roots may be the cause of this shift in doctrine, as the Global South has already begun to see the adverse effects of climate change.

“Let Them Drown: The Violence of Othering in a Warming World,” written in 2016, is a close look at how climate change has, and will continue to affect people living outside the Anglosphere disproportionately. Klein begins by...

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