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A BINDING AGREEMENT TO NON-BINDING TARGETS LOOKS LIKELY AT PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE

Posted 12 August 2015

"The first council of Nicea, held 1690 years ago this summer, decided upon a consensus about the nature of God, namely that the son had been 'begotten not made, being of one substance with the father,' as Athanasius argued, and not created out of nothing as Arius argued. Phew. Glad they settled that.   The 21st conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as 'the 11th session of the meeting of the parties to the Kyoto protocol', in Paris this December, will be scarcely less theological." Viscount Matt Ridley blogs about the relevance (or lack of it?) of the Paris climate conference.

Link here 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 August 2015 )
 
UK COLUMNIST ASKS: "WHY ARE GREENS SO KEEN TO DESTROY WORLD'S WILDLIFE?"

Posted 6 July 2015 

"Ever more evidence is piling in these days to show how one of the oddest anomalies of our time  is the astonishing extent to which the dream of 'renewable, carbon-free' energy is creating one environmental disaster after another. The flailing blades of wind turbines across the world may have been shown to kill millions of birds and bats; a fact that their enthusiasts, inclduing the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, do not advertise. But even more blatant is becoming the wholesale destruction of forests, thanks to the lavish subsidies now being offered to burn them as 'biomass' to make electricity."  Christopher Booker, writing in the UK newspaper, The Telegraph.

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 July 2015 )
 
THE PAPAL ACADEMIES' BROKEN MORAL COMPASS ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY

Posted 1 July 2015

In a new report for the UK Global Warming Policy Foundation, reviewing statements by the Vatican's Pontifical Academies in the lead up to the recent encyclical by Pope Francis, Dr Indur Goklany writes: "The [papal] academies say that sustainability and resilience are being destroyed by over-consumption and that fossil fuels are to blame, yet almosy every indication of human well-being, from life-expectancy to health to standard of living has improved beyond measure largely because of our use of fossil fuels." And, according to Dr Goklany's analysis, the beneficial impact of fossil fuels has not only been on human well-being, but also on nature, because fossil fuel use has allowed more intensive use of land, thus reducing the amount of wilderness that has to be diverted to agricultural use.

To access pdf version, link here 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 June 2015 )
 
MORE CRITICS ATTACK PAPAL ENCYCLICAL COMMENTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Posted 24 June 2015 (updated 27/6)

Further criticism of Pope Francis's encyclical Laudatio Sio continue to appear on websites around the world. Here is a selection of the latest:

Dr Willie Soon: Attack on science:  here  

Robert Laurie: Catholics divided: here 

Paul Kelly: Australian view: download pdf here 

Nick Cater: Wretched gospel: here 

Tom Harris: View from Canada here

Scientific Alliance, UK: here 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 27 June 2015 )
 
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