Desmond Tutu on climate change and what to do about it

Barry White

Much has quite rightly been written in tributes to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, anti-apartheid campaigner, champion of human rights worldwide and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on 26 December. But perhaps not so generally appreciated is his stand on the climate emergency, against fossil fuel companies and for a global transition to a new safe energy economy. On the eve of the 2014 UN Climate Summit, he argued that tactics used against firms who did business with South Africa must now be applied to fossil fuels to prevent human suffering. Here is an extract of what he wrote in The Guardian in September 2014, see: (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/21/desmond-tutu-climate-change-is-the-global-enemy )

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