Pope Francis: The Earth, our home, is beginning to look like an immense pile of filth

NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-Earthrise" by NASA / Bill Anders

NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-Earthrise" by NASA / Bill Anders

The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish. Industrial waste and chemical products utilised in cities and agricultural areas can lead to bioaccumulation in the organisms of the local population, even when levels of toxins in those places are low. Frequently no measures are taken until after people’s health has been irreversibly affected. Read full article