The New Yorker magazine writes about a young American activist who is helping the Catholic church to dedicate its land and other assets to the cause of combating climate change. After giving a presentation at a Catholic conference, Molly Burhans, a 26-year old cartographer and environmentalist, set off to Rome on a mission to convince the Church of her idea.

Knowing that the Catholic church, with more than 1 billion members worldwide, could be a powerful force for change if it could harness the political power of its membership, Molly’s goal was to gain an audience with top Vatican officials and to convince them that, through better land management, the Church would be better capable of protecting poorer populations that were vulnerable to global warming. But, first she had to map what the church actually possessed.

Read the article in the New Yorker to find out how her plan developed: How a Young Activist Is Helping Pope Francis Battle Climate Change

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