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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 )
 
HAS POPE FRANCIS FORGOTTEN HIS CHURCH'S EARLIER GALILEO FIASCO?

Posted 22 June 2015

With mounting criticism of Pope Francis for his ill-advised foray into the politics -  not the science or the recorded facts, but the politics - of man-made global warming, aka 'climate change', we have selected just four from among the increasingly long list of his critics.

Lord Lawson: see and hear video here

Richard Tol: here

Christopher Booker: here

Mark Lynas: here 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 21 June 2015 )
 
COALITION ANALYST COMMENTS ON EXPECTED PAPER ENCYCLICAL ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Posted 18 June 2015

"You might think Pope Francis would have more sense than to dabble in matters of physical science, given memories of that contretemps with Galileo. You might also think that the Vatican would know a thing or two about spotting false prophets, not to mention having a keen ear for the bearing of false witness. Yet that widsom seems to have been forgotten."  Coalition member, John McLean, a climate analyst of Melbourne, writes in Quadrant on-LIne in advance of the expected Papal Encyclical on the environment.

Link here 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 June 2015 )
 
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