Finally the Vatican has sent a strong signal calling on the faithful to protect the earth. Mother earth is in pitiful state and several species may get wiped out due to the looming changes expected on the climate caused by industrial pollution and global warming.
The Vatican yesterday added its voice to the alarms from churches around the world that abuse of the environment is against God's will. The Pope has urged that the one billion-strong Catholic church must become far greener.
At the Vatican conference on climate change, Pope Benedict urged bishops, scientists and politicians - including UK environment secretary David Miliband - to "respect creation" while "focusing on the needs of sustainable development".
An interesting speculation among some evangelical leaders suggest that global warming is not human induced and they have argued that the collapse of the world is inevitable and will herald the second coming of Christ.
Their younger leaders who have broken ranks with them are working to influence politicians and financiers formulate environmentally sound polices to bring about sustainable development.