Niraj Chokshi writes for the Washington Post. - Pope Francis: The world is near ‘suicide’ on climate change; ‘it’s now or never’
The Pope is far from alone. Speaking at the summit, President Obama quoted Martin Luther King Jr. in warning that “there is such a thing as being too late.”
Calvin Beisner analyses the position of Catholic Bishops to urge decarbonization of the world (stop using fossil fuels), and do it quickly.
Joshua Goldstein, emeritus professor of international relations and Steven Pinker, professor of psychology identify inconvenient truths for the environmental movement. "The first is that, until now, fossil fuels have been good for humanity. The industrial revolution doubled life expectancy in developed countries while multiplying prosperity twenty fold. As industrialization spreads to the developing world, billions of people are rising out of poverty in their turn — .. .. .. becoming better educated, and having fewer babies — thanks to cheap fossil fuels." They label Exxon Mobil a hateful enemy. Which are the real hateful enemies for people in the Third World: Exxon Mobil, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club?"
Brian Fraga writes in the National Catholic Register on Man-Made Climate Change from a Catholic Perspective. The conclusions are that use of fossil fuels is causing serious global warming and almost every other serious negative change in the climate, but none of the good changes. The indication is that the leaders of the Catholic Church want the world to stop using fossil fuels or implement programs that would probably not keep Earth's climate where it is today or was fifty or one hundred years ago. The programs would transfer wealth from First World countries who are using fossil fuels to Third World countries who will continue to use fossil fuels. Without fossil fuels, Third World countries will be worse off than they are today.
The Catholic Church has been fairly consistent in supporting the hypothesis of catastrophic man-made global warming. In 2015, the leaders of the Church are recommending that the world stop using fossil fuels in all areas by 2050. What will the world be like if the world decides to stop using fossil fuels before they are exhausted?
Theoretical physicist and Democrat voter Freeman Dyson has expressed his disappointment with President Obama’s stance on climate change. To any unprejudiced person reading this account, the facts should be obvious that the non-climatic effects of carbon dioxide as a sustainer of wildlife and crop plants are enormously beneficial, that the possibly harmful climatic effects of carbon dioxide have been greatly exaggerated, and that the benefits clearly outweigh the possible damage.
IPCC, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change writes about Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming. It encourages the world to drastically reduce use of fossil fuels to attempt to keep atmospheric CO2 near or below 400 ppm. The Science Advisor to the White House says that most National Academies of Science across the world agree with IPCC reports. People need to study summaries of actual data and listen to scientists who challenge the IPCC. If IPCC recommendations are forced on us, the results may be a return to life before the 18th century, many on tenant farms, manual and animal labor, slavery, a significant involuntary reduction in population worldwide. No war has accomplished such things on so large a scale with terrible consequences for people and the environment.
Here is a summary of some of the most dramatic predictions of man-made climate catastrophes by Al Gore, James Hansen, John Holdren, K.E.F. Watt, and Paul Ehrlich.
Pope Francis is genuinely concerned about the poor and environment. The most obvious results of abandoning use of fossil fuels is continued extreme poverty and terrible living conditions for over one billion people in the Third and Fourth World today. It also would mean the return to a way of living in the First and Second World as it was two hundred years ago. Very simple living, human muscle, horse and cattle power, and probably slavery like it existed for hundreds of years. It is unfortunate that this Pope and all the Climate Change Alarmists don't acknowledge that. Many leaders in the great religions of the world don't want those consequences.
Kevin Trenbeth et al. write letter to the President, the Attorney General and the Director of Office of Science and Technology Policy siting the RICO Act recommending investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change.