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Pope Francis adviser calls on Florida pols to address ‘climate change’

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MIAMI — Florida politicians have a duty to address the perils of climate change even if they don’t believe humans are hastening its grave consequences, Pope Francis’ chief adviser on climate change said in an interview with the Miami Herald before addressing a weekend conference on climate, nature and society at St. Thomas University law school.

Cardinal Peter Turkson said: “Anybody running for public office who sees the life of the people affected by climate-related disasters” needs to act.

That, he said, includes the state’s two Republican presidential contenders — former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio — who remain skeptical of the science tying climate change to increased carbon emissions.

“You’ll not be shocked by this,” Turkson added. “I also know of a cardinal or two who don’t believe.”

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