>> Climate change risks destroying humanity. That was Pope Francis's stark warning to the world's top oil executives during a two-day conference at the Vatican. He called on top oil executives from ExxonMobil, BP and the Norwegian fund, Equinor, to help the world convert to clean fuels to avoid catastrophe.
He told the energy leaders and investors, quote, the world needs a new energy mix that combats pollution, eliminates poverty, and promotes social justice. It was a closed door event only open to cameras for a few of his words. Pop Francis has long backed scientific consensus that climate change is caused by human activity.
In 2015, he wrote a major document on global warming and described it as worrying that the search for new fossil fuel reserves is still ongoing. Investors in world's powers have called on the energy industry to play a bigger role in reducing green house gas emissions. And meet the goals set out in the 2015 climate agreement signed in Paris.