View Full Version : Pope's Coming Statement On Global Warming Will Be Significant

04-30-2015, 10:22 PM
It is fitting that Pope Francis I, who chose his name from St. Francis of Assissi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, is preparing to publish an encyclical this summer on the effects of climate change on the poor, and the need to protect Earth and its environment.
This is not to be taken lightly. This week, high Vatican officials are holding a summit to prepare a campaign where Francis will urge world leaders to stop talking about doing something about global warming and actually do it. The timing is not a coincidence, as countries get ready for the United Nations climate change accord in Paris in December.
Will the Catholic Church be able to build the momentum to persuade politicians?
Not surprisingly, conservative groups in the U.S. are already criticizing (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/world/europe/pope-francis-steps-up-campaign-on-climate-change-to-conservatives-alarm.html) the pope, essentially cautioning him to stay out of environmental issues. "The Holy Father is being misled by 'experts' at the United Nations who have proven unworthy of his trust," said Joseph Bast, president of the Heartland Institute, in a statement quoted in The New York Times. "Though Pope Francis' heart is surely in the right place, he would do his flock a disservice by putting his moral authority behind the United Nations' unscientific agenda on the climate."
It seems that Mr. Bast isn't the one to be trusted on the science of global warming.

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