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From: Douglas Grandt answerthecall@icloud.

com
Subject: Pope Francis warns oil executives 'energy must not destroy civilisation'
Date: June 10, 2018 at 9:18 AM
To: Max Schulz max.schulz@exxonmobil.com
Cc: Suzanne M. McCarron Suzanne.M.McCarron@ExxonMobil.com, William (Bill) M. Colton William.M.Colton@ExxonMobil.com,
Jeffrey J. Woodbury jeff.j.woodbury@exxonmobil.com, Darren W. Woods Darren.W.Woods@ExxonMobil.com

Pope Francis warns oil
executives 'energy must
not destroy civilisation'
Bit.ly/IndUK9Jun18

Pope Francis told senior oil company executives that the world must
convert to renewable alternatives to prevent humanity being destroyed
by climate change.

Speaking to the high-profile group at the end of a two day conference
at the Vatican, the pontiff warned: “Civilisation requires energy but
energy use must not destroy civilisation.”

He said climate change was a challenge of “epochal proportions”,
adding that the world needed to find an energy solution that combated
pollution, eliminated poverty and promoted social justice.

“If we are to eliminate poverty and hunger, the more than one billion
people without electricity today need to gain access to it,” he said.
“But that energy should also be clean, by a reduction in the systematic
use of fossil fuels.

“Our desire to ensure energy for all must not lead to the undesired
effect of a spiral of extreme climate changes due to a catastrophic rise
in global temperatures, harsher environments and increased levels of
poverty.”