Global Warming? The Pope is Wrong

Global Warming? The Pope is Wrong

“Sustainable development” is a term that environmentalists use to deny any development that benefits the human population.
– Alan Caruba

Global Warming? The Pope is Wrong

By Alan Caruba

I have devoted the better part of more than two and a half decades speaking out against the charlatans that have created and maintained the greatest hoax ever imposed on modern man. At the heart of this hoax has been the United Nations environmental program and at the heart of that program is an agenda to initiate a massive redistribution of wealth from industrialized, successful nations to those who have suffered, as often as not, from being ruled by despots of one description or another.

It is with profound sorrow and disappointment that I must now speak out against Pope Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, whom observers have noted has “a green agenda.” He has become an outspoken advocate on environmental issues, saying that taking action is “essential to faith” and calling the destruction of nature a modern sin.

Before proceeding, let me note that I am not Catholic. My thoughts regarding the Pope are rooted in my knowledge of the long record of lies, false predictions, and claims by various environmentalists over the years.

When the Vatican announced it would hold a conference on April 28 called “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development”, I wondered why the Vatican is not holding a conference to organize the protection of Christians—particularly in the Middle East—against the wholesale genocide that is occurring. The Pope is not alone in this. There appears to be little urgency in addressing a threat comparable to the Holocaust of the last century that consigned six million Jews to death for being Jews.

I frankly do not know what is meant by “the moral dimensions of climate change.” Climate change is something that was occurring long before there was a human population on planet Earth. It is the measurement of the previous global cycles through which the Earth has passed for billions of years. It is profoundly natural. Applying a moral dimension to it makes no sense whatever.

As for “sustainable development”, that is a term that environmentalists use to deny any development that benefits the human population.

Environmentalism is deeply opposed to the use of any energy resource, coal, oil, natural gas, as well as other elements of the Earth we use to enhance and improve our lives with habitat of every description from a hut to a skyscraper. Over the last five thousand years we have gone from being largely dependent on wood to the use of fossil fuel energy that keeps us safe against nature—blizzards, floods, hurricanes, forest fires, et cetera.

At the heart of environmentalism, however, is a deep disdain and antagonism to the human race. From its earliest advocates, one can find allusions to humanity as “a cancer” on the Earth. The Catholic Church has been an advocate for the human race, most notably opposing abortion that kills humans in the womb. Its charitable work is legendary.

To grasp how far the forthcoming conference is from the most basic beliefs of Catholicism, one need only take note of the persons scheduled to speak. They include the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, the leader of the institution in which the hoax of global warming was created and advanced. Another is Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, another voice for global warming, but neither is going to tell those attending the conference that there is no warming and that the Earth has been a natural cooling cycle for the past eighteen years, tied entirely to a comparable cycle of the Sun.

The Green’s response to the voices of those scientists who courageously spoke out to debunk their lies has been to denounce and try to silence them. There is no science to support the global warming hoax.

The one-day summit will include participants from major world religions. The Pope will issue an encyclical on the environment later this year.

Is there a religious or spiritual aspect to opposing the forthcoming conference and encyclical? One need look no further than Genesis. In a Wall Street Journal commentary, William McGurn drew the lesson that it offers “a reminder that God’s creation is meant to serve man—not man the environment.

Quoting Genesis 2:15: “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” concluding that “the Earth is to be worked and that this work and the fruit it bears are also blessed.” The spiritual truth to be drawn from this is that man is the steward of the Earth. That does not mean its resources should be abandoned because of bogus claims that the Earth is doomed.

McGurn reminds us that “it is the have-nots who pay the highest price for the statist interventions so beloved the Church of St. Green.” There are more than a billion on Earth who do not have any access to electricity which, in addition to hydropower, is generated by coal, oil and natural gas. Lacking the means to deter the impact of insects and weeds on agriculture, much of the Earth’s annual crops are lost. Lacking access to the beneficial chemicals that protect humans from the diseases transmitted by insects, millions die needlessly.

The Heartland Institute, a free market think tank is leading the effort to alert people to the dangerous message of the Vatican conference because “many people of faith who are familiar with the science and economics of climate change are worried this event will become a platform for alarmism over a controversial scientific issue” noting that “there is no scientific ‘consensus’ on whether there is any need to reduce mankind’s use of fossil fuels.”

The conference agenda is “profoundly anti-poor and anti-life” says the Institute. Plainly said, the Vatican conference incomprehensibly would advocate policies whose only result would be the reduction of human life in order to “sustain” the Earth.

“These unnecessary policies would cause the suffering and even death of billions of people. All people of faith should rise up in opposition to such policies.”

The Heartland Institute is sending a team of scientists and climate policy experts to Rome where they will be joined by Marc Morano of the think tank, CFACT. Says Morano, ‘Instead of entering into an invalid marriage with climate fear promoters—a marriage that is destined for an annulment—Pope Francis should administer last rites to the promotion of man-made climate fears and their so-called solutions. This unholy alliance must be prevented.”

© Alan Caruba, 2015

19 thoughts on “Global Warming? The Pope is Wrong”

  1. First some disclosure. I am, or should I say, was born and raised a Catholic, did all the things that a Catholic is supposed to do, Sunday school (where I used to get regularly, I might add, hit on the head with an edge of a wooden ruler by an intolerant Sister), confirmation and so on. But I now have rejected the entire Church.

    The Catholic Church is only interested in one thing, to relive the old days when it was the only power in Europe and across the world. Thus to achieve this end, it works very closely with the governments today, especially in Europe. After all, in Europe the Church can’t sustain itself anymore via its Sunday mass collections, and so most countries in Europe force an extra tax on people where they have to give a % of their income to some charity, the default if you don’t choose a charity, is the Catholic Church, and boy oh boy, do they rake it in.

    So do you really think the Catholic Church (CC) is going to really pay any serious heed to outside voices that are contrary to the government’s interests? The CC, and more specifically the Pope, we be kind and welcoming, and say all the right things, but it and he will lie, like they do all the time, and just work with the federal governments and do whatever they want. The CC has a vested interest, that is a conflict of interest here. Yes this is an obvious moral contradiction for the CC, but when money is involved, the CC will act like any other business, protect the cash cow – the taxes they receive from governments to keep it going.

    Going the Catholic Church is a pointless exercise, they sold their souls to the devil 2,000 years ago.

    This will probably get me excommunicated – I will consider that an honour!

  2. The pope should stick to religion. It seems pretty clear that he is a socialist, and (either wittingly or unwittingly) a tool of elite globalists. It’s too bad. I’m pretty sure the efforts of the Heartland Institute, CFACT and Mark Morano will be wasted for the time being. Even so, it doesn’t matter. Time and Mother Nature herself are now revealing the truth about global warming, and this false belief system is crumbling before our eyes.

    • CFACT and Mark Morano’s time will not be wasted; anything which exposes the propaganda fraud perpetrated on the world by the Democrat Gullible Warmists should be supported.
      The third world needs cheap energy, industrialization and education, particularly for woman so they can self help, using their resources, for their own needs, rather than have them stolen by the major powers and leaving the third world destitute.

  3. At least wait until the pope speaks

    Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano will join scientific delegation in Rome to Present Skeptics’ Case to the Vatican.

    Morano: ‘Instead of entering into an invalid Marriage with climate fear promoters — a marriage that is destined for an annulment – Pope Francis should administer last rites to the promotion of man-made climate fears and their so-called solutions. This unholy alliance must be prevented.’

    ‘The Pope has been misled on climate science and his promotion of the UN agenda will only mean the poor will be the biggest victims of Climate Change policies — just as the global warming narrative has weakened.’

  4. The Popes joined the ruling class when Constantine amalgamated several pagan sects into the Catholic Church circa 300 CE and made it the official religion of the Roman Empire. Those who objected loudly enough were designated heretics and/or enemies of the state and disposed of. The Global(ist) religion is not yet codified, but global warming is a current article of its faith, and the Pope is simply adapting his church (again) for global(ist) religious leadership. If this is eventually successful, then it’s likely new objectors to the church’s pragmatic changes will meet a similar fate as the historic ones.

  5. by Church tradition, the Pope is considered to be the spiritual descendant of Peter the Apostle (St. Peter) as such, the Pope is tasked with guiding the Church in things spiritual. however, as a scientist and “environmental leader”, he has about as much standing as the average “non-scientist” person.

  6. The Pope is really serious about about a Church that is poor and for the poor and he shows it and in the way he lives and the love he has for them. Those who berates him operate based on bigotry and virulent hatred forgetting that that hatred come from Satan and his minion who do his bidding. What the Pope first of all needs is to go to the book of Job and read what Job said to his 3 friends who were trying to convict of sin just like it is now. then go to the part where when Job loses everything and his wife turns on him and says curse God and die meaning kill yourself and go to hell! Now coming to the present what we have is that those in power are doing is promoting suicide and with parted lips saying to them no one should suffer like that saying to them take this pills and your troubles will be over meaning kill yourself and go to hell! The warmists know how to lie like wolves in sheep clothiings baiting them that they too care for the poor and those who suffer when they want to eliminate the poor and those who suffer so they can have the whole world for themselves

    • Once the Pope realises that AGW will actually halt the development of the very people that make up 1 billion of his congregation, he will change his mind. Virtually all the remaining Catholics (and Muslims for that matter) reside in Indonesia and the environs. AGW seeks to stop their advancement by forbidding the use of appropriate fuels and resources. The very people he relies on for cash (the only thing the Church values) will decrease in number, his coffers will wilt and he must let go AGW and find a new cash cow.
      The Churches do not care for people, just cash. They have held the whole world back for 1,500 years, they will not get a strangle hold over the West again. Imagine that science had continued to flourish after the Greeks, imagine Alexandria was not destroyed. From 100 AD until the 17th and 18th centuries, the church forbade science that it did not like. Imagine a world 1,500 years from now, that is where we should be.

  7. If we can concern ourselves with climate change, so can the pope. With regard to strict science, his opinion – which in my opinion has been influenced by GWAlarmists remains (and shall be recognized as) opinion; and not infallible. Maybe so-called “skeptics” who’ll speak with him will modify his current ultimate opinion.

    At any rate, isn’t is high time for us to loudly trounce and denouncew the false PC Labelling Tactic, “Climate Change Denial”!? … Realize: this Lie is tossed daily upon all whom have always Acknowledged that Climate Changes! … The Fact is, it has only been the GWAlarmists who’ve Denied the Climate Changes which due to “Nature”! .. ‘They’ are the Climate Change Deniers!

  8. The Pope knows about Global Warming/Climate Change as previous Popes knew that the Earth was the center of the Universe.

    • wonder if that stupid Pope believes that the Earth is flat and the sun revolves around it?? Would not surprise me.

  9. That pope (or whatever he is) is a nutcase lunatic!! He’s as fake as a 3 dollar bill!!

    Don’t ever listen to him.

  10. This doesn’t surprise me at all the Catholic church not the only one’s joined the global warming scam to rob us all the church of England singing from the same hymn book all these are wolves dressed up in sheep’s clothing in my eyes Catholic church always been corrupt in some form the proof of that is clear to see from hiding perverted priests to making extra money from the EU. But I always believe if any church uses lies from political stance is going to fail badly and this is going to be global warming lie is going to bite back hard as we all know are climate is really cooling when the ice sheets really start going then the good Catholic people going to tell there church yous are lairs and murders of the innocent because of your greed and brain washing people to prepare for the wrong type to climate so we froze and starved to death. In my eyes this what is going to be knocking on there door including the Pope’s door there one Pope could hid perverted priests from facing conviction of touching up children but they can’t hid from a global cooling event which will start the next mini or full blown iceage we all know that on here it’s fact and truth

  11. And then Copernicus comes along with his stupid Heliocentricity notion, claiming that the Sun is the center of the Universe and then goes on to get sanctified by the religion of snotty children. Wow! Was Copernicus off the mark by a few quazillion miles or what?

  12. If I can just raise a point of order – all I said was that Global Warming/Climate Change is a religion: ie a belief rather than an informed knowledge. I have my own thoughts about religions of all sorts but I think all this is getting seriously off-topic!

    Regards Ant

  13. There is something I value.

    There are things you want. I am perfectly happy for you to have all those things; unfortunately, the *way* you get them is destroying the thing *I* want.

    When I come to you and ask, “Hey, is there a different way for you to get what *you* want, one that won’t ruin what *I* want?” — why do you snarl that I am trying to “deny” you your stuff?

    If you’re too damned lazy grabbing for your goodies to bother your little head about the effect you’re having on your neighbor (me), why should I then trouble my little head about you? Why shouldn’t I follow your example and take what I want regardless of the cost to *you*?

    I’d really like to work with you. But your disregard of me can only breed my disregard of you.

    You don’t get to blame me for failing to be more saintly and cooperative than you are.

    “Greens” don’t want to wipe out all humanity — just the greedy ones who are too lazy to clean up after themselves.

  14. Given the corruption uncovered in the Catholic Church, leading to the unprecedented resignation of Pope Benedict, I wonder whether Francis actually has the moral authority to issue an encyclical on anything, let alone Climate Change. What is in question here is not the legitimacy of belief and devotion among the church’s rank and file, but the legitimacy of authority in the church hierarchy. While the church might maintain that the Pope’s authority derives from God, in reality the Pope only has whatever authority is conceded to him by the church membership. This fact became painfully obvious when Pope Benedict resigned.

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