The Vatican has released a new set of mortal sins, one of which includes polluting the environment. Mortal sins, for those not aware of Catholic dogma, are sins which get you a “go directly to hell” card unless you repent. The new batch of sins have a more social aspect to them, including becoming obscenely wealthy and causing poverty. I’m curious how much these new sins will impact the world, particularly in areas heavily Catholic. The most interesting aspect of it to me is the number of new sins, three of the seven by my count, that are rooted in human geography.