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Catholic Church can reduce carbon emissions by returning to meat-free Fridays

In 2011, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales called on congregations to return to foregoing meat on Fridays. Only around a quarter of Catholics changed their dietary habits—yet this has still saved over 55,000 tons of carbon a year, according to a new study led by the University of Cambridge. Researchers say that in terms of CO2 emissions, this is equivalent to 82,000 fewer people taking a return trip from London to New York over the course of a year. The current Catholic leader, Pope Francis, has called for "radical" responses to climate change. The researchers argue that if the Pope reinstated meatless Fridays across the global church, it could mitigate millions of tons of greenhouse gases annually. Read More:

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  • We Don't Have Time

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    Dear Edwin wangombe Thank you for getting your climate idea to level 2! We have reached out to United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and asked what they think. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Muhammad We Don't Have Time

    • Douglas Marett

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      Very interesting

      • Edwin wangombe

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        The church has a lot of influence on the society and it should use it's position to push for change

        • Timothy Ndegwa

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          • Muhammad Fahd Khan

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            Good idea!

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