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Schellnhuber at the Vatican: "Laudato Si" and new member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

 Schellnhuber at the Vatican: "Laudato Si" and new member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Cardinal Peter Turkson with PIK director John Schellnhuber (left). Photo: Livestream screenshot

18.06.2015 - Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical “Laudato Si” on inequality and the environment mirrors not only religious insights but also the findings of climate science. “Not the poor but the wealthy are putting our planet, and ultimately humanity, at risk,” said Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), at the presentation of the encyclical in the Vatican today. “ In the run-up to the encyclical, Schellnhuber participated in a number of workshops organized by the highly renowned Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, one of the most renowned around the globe, has selected John Schellnhuber briefly before the publication of the enzyclica to become a member. Pope Francis himself nominated him last week.

[PIK press release 18.06.2015]

Here you can find the paper by John Schellnhuber distributed at the Vatican event

Schellnhubers résumé  on the website of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Weblink to the english version of the encyclica "Laudato Si"

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