Advocating for global common good is moral imperative

In many values-based circles, climate change and its consequences are being addressed as both an ethical issue, and an issue of faith. Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said that for the Catholic Church, climate change is not only a matter of “thermometers or scientific analysis, we are talking about human beings, and the sufferings of human beings…” At the end of the day, it comes down to the very basic truth that we live in an increasingly interdependent world, in which the actions of some of us affect the quality of life for all of us—and the integrity of Earth and her resources, as well.