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Fr. Séamus Finn, OMI Weighs in on Climate Crisis & Wall Street

March 19th, 2021

Reading the writing on the wall’: why Wall Street is acting on the climate crisis

“They are getting pushed by the customer, by the science, by the general public.” — Fr. Séamus Finn, OMI

Wildfires burned nearly 10.4m acres across the US last year. The most costly thunderstorm in US history caused $7.5bn in damage across Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. As the climate crisis swept the globe on a biblical scale it left in its wake a record number of billion-dollar disasters.

And yet out of these ashes has emerged an unlikely savior: Wall Street. After decades of backing polluters and opposing legislation to rein them in, finance says it’s going green.

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