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Cardinal Turkson at climate summit: Respect creation

Cardinal Peter Turkson gave a bonus talk at the St. Louis Climate Summit, which was hosted by St. Louis University as a way to advance the Pope Francis' encyclical, "Laudato Si'." In both talks, the cardinal referred to the need to respect creation.

Cardinal Turkson, the prefect of the Vatican Discastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, had a key role in the formulation of the encyclical, which reflects upon humankind's moral obligation to address the issue of climate change.

Climate summit considers ‘the new norm’

The Meramec River flooded Fenton and Valley Park in December, 2015. “These are no longer 500-year floods. These are the new norm,” said Jack Fishman, who is organizing the St. Louis Climate Summit at St. Louis University.

St. Louis had two 500-year floods — December of 2015 and April of 2017 — within 16 months. "These are no longer 500-year floods. These are the new norm," said Jack Fishman, the organizer of the St. Louis Climate Summit at St. Louis University later this month.

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