Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Vatican Weighs in on Global Warming
The Vatican has come out with the position that the industrialized nations must accept their responsibility for the climate, abandon their consumerism, and indeed begin living more sober lifestyles.
Sound a bit like the tolling of the altruistic socialist bells?
During his message to the Roman Catholic Church's Annual World Day of Peace the Pope had the following to say: "It is important to acknowledge that among the causes of the present ecological crisis is the historical responsibility of the industrialized countries,"
While acknowledging developing countries "are not exempt from their own responsibilities with regards to creation" the Pope leveled the majority of his criticism was at rich nations.
In closing the Pope said; "Sad to say, it is all too evident that large numbers of people in different countries and areas of our planet are experiencing increased hardship because of the negligence or refusal of many others to exercise responsible stewardship over the environment."
I suppose the Pope has no choice but to take the position he has taken given the nature of his calling. However, all religious references aside, what he is saying in reality is the same as the world wide socialists who scream global warming, clamor for climate control based on questionable science, and demand the wealthiest of industrialized countries sacrifice for the rest of the world.
The Vatican should be apolitical. The timing of the Popes statements can only be considered as timed to bolster the political fortune of High Enviro Priest Al Gorleoni and the climate change brigade.
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