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Climate change is a moral issue

DESPITE criticism from some politicians, the reason that it is appropriate for Pope Francis to call for action on climate change is because it is a moral issue.

In his book, A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy Of Climate Change, Stephen M Gardiner writes that, although climate change is usually discussed in scientific and economic terms, "the deepest challenge is ethical".

TERRY HANSEN

Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA

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