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Banacek
09-13-2017, 01:51 PM
Pope Francis has warned history will judge world leaders who do not act as he blasted climate change sceptics in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

The pontiff said the recent storms meant the effects of climate change could be seen "with your own eyes".

There have been four major Atlantic hurricanes in less than three weeks.

But US Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt said it was an inappropriate time to discuss what role climate change may have played.

Mr Pruitt - who has previously said he "would not agree" carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming - told CNN current speculation "on the cause and effect of the storm... is misplaced".

Instead, Mr Pruitt said the conversation should be focused on the clean up effort.

Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado - whose city ended up partially underwater as Hurricane Irma swept across Florida - disagreed however, telling the Miami Herald newspaper: "This is the time to talk about climate change. This is the time that the president and the EPA and whoever makes decisions needs to talk about climate change."

The Pope should keep his mind and mouth on church matters. He probably accepts money from all the climate nuts in exchange for his pronouncements.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41231288

ironhorsedriver
09-13-2017, 04:21 PM
Wonder what caused all the Hurricanes, that have been around forever, prior to man coming along.

Rockntractor
09-13-2017, 04:49 PM
At least the church no longer teaches that the world is flat and the sun orbits around the earth.

NJCardFan
09-14-2017, 02:33 AM
The false prophet speaks again.

SVPete
09-14-2017, 08:13 AM
The Popes I remember - Paul VI and forward - spoke very carefully, with obvious thought. Francis shoots from the lip, with odors of Liberation Theology and Yankee-Hate. I'm not a Catholic, but I've always respected Popes as the heads of the Roman Catholic Church; Francis is straining that respect.

RobJohnson
09-14-2017, 11:46 PM
So the Pope denies that God is in charge of nature?

SaintLouieWoman
09-15-2017, 12:50 AM
The Popes I remember - Paul VI and forward - spoke very carefully, with obvious thought. Francis shoots from the lip, with odors of Liberation Theology and Yankee-Hate. I'm not a Catholic, but I've always respected Popes as the heads of the Roman Catholic Church; Francis is straining that respect.

He's also straining mine.

SaintLouieWoman
09-15-2017, 12:51 AM
So the Pope denies that God is in charge of nature?

I don't think he's a scientist and now wondering about his theology. The church leaders were too quick when they went into their pow-wow and erred on the side of political correctness.

SVPete
09-15-2017, 08:05 AM
I don't think he's a scientist and now wondering about his theology. The church leaders were too quick when they went into their pow-wow and erred on the side of political correctness.

I've wondered all along whether the fact that Francis was from a Third World nation was a significant factor in his election.

FlaGator
09-15-2017, 08:12 AM
So the Pope denies that God is in charge of nature?

Apparently, which tells me he has a very small god. A god that doesn't have absolute control over everything is no God.

SarasotaRepub
09-15-2017, 08:36 AM
The pontiff said the recent storms meant the effects of climate change could be seen "with your own eyes".



Ahhhhh...no.

RobJohnson
09-15-2017, 10:14 AM
I don't think he's a scientist and now wondering about his theology. The church leaders were too quick when they went into their pow-wow and erred on the side of political correctness.

So true

RobJohnson
09-18-2017, 08:32 AM
Apparently, which tells me he has a very small god. A god that doesn't have absolute control over everything is no God.

So true.


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