Pope Francis

Image of two polar bears on ice sheet suffering the effects of climate change
Jessica Robertson / U.S. Geological Survey

Climate change was a prominent global topic in 2015, with both the Paris climate talks and the Pope’s encyclical stirring up conversation about the future of the planet.

But questions remain about what role businesses and community institutions should play in the ongoing effort. Some say that the Pope’s encyclical speaks to a need for religious leaders to step up in the movement, while others say that the business community needs to take the lead.

Pope Francis in March 2013
Presidency of the Nation of Argentina / via Wikipedia

NPR and WUNC will provide special coverage of the Pope’s address to Congress beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday September 24.  

This audio link will provide a stream of those remarks before Congress:

(You can also listen to our live audio stream available near the top of this page, too.)

Watch the address from PBS: