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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.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 June 2015 )
 
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