The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website.
178. A politics concerned with immediate results, supported by consumerist sectors of the population, is driven to produce short-term growth.
The flaw is not only with politicians, but also media interests who sell product in connection with reporting on sensational events.
In response to electoral interests, governments are reluctant to upset the public with measures which could affect the level of consumption or create risks for foreign investment. The myopia of power politics delays the inclusion of a far-sighted environmental agenda within the overall agenda of governments. Thus we forget that “time is greater than space”,[Evangelii Gaudium 222] that we are always more effective when we generate processes rather than holding on to positions of power. True statecraft is manifest when, in difficult times, we uphold high principles and think of the long-term common good. Political powers do not find it easy to assume this duty in the work of nation-building.
Certainly they don’t. And more: they invent excuses not to do so.