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Pope Francis is expected to release an encyclical on the environment and human ecology that will most likely contradict the principles and politics of most conservative Catholics, particularly in the United States.
Might the global Left be counting on Pope Francis to help them split the Catholic Church? The Catholic Church has been around for over two thousand years and has survived many different battles — including the yoke of communist regimes in Catholic countries like Poland — but will it survive Pope Francis alignment with leftist movements? Has the Left finally come out with a method that will destroy the power of the Church to cause further damage to an already weakened Church, having been busy for years preparing for this moment? Not to be forgotten is the unholy alliance of international communism with the jihadi Islamists.
Just when the “Global Warming” or “Climate Change” movement is beginning to lose credibility in our society, the “believers” are finding support from an unsuspected source: The Catholic Church. According to an article on the Daily Beast: “The encyclical isn’t even out yet and at least one climate-change-denying conservative group has claimed that the Pope has been misled and misinformed.” What this writer calls a “climate change-denying conservative group is The Heartland Institute.
The Heartland Institute together with CFACT have for years provided the facts on the climate issue. Thousands of scientists are on their side. See signatures on petition here. The Vatican authorities did not allow this organization’s representatives to participate.
Why not allow opposition to also be represented? Interviewed in this article was Dr. Christiana Peppard, a “specialist” in environmental ethics who teaches in the theology department at Fordham University. As the author of Just Water , and who with Pope Francis will offer the encyclical, Dr. Peppard declared that “viewed from the angle of consumptive impact, it would be super-developed countries like the U.S. that need to slow our reproductive rates in order to be proportionate consumers of the earth’s goods.” Naturally, it is all about evil, selfish, capitalistic Americans!
Will Pope Francis agree that Americans need to bring down our reproductive rates? How will this be accomplished when President Obama is encouraging ethnic groups who produce the most children to cross the border illegally and then be given amnesty, while also allowing mass immigration from Muslim countries, also well known for high birth rates.
Might this be the desired scenario? The International Left, with help from Islamists, big business, NGOs, religious organizations, and unscrupulous billionaires like George Soros, will unite under the guidance of Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” to bring down the United States of America as a constitutional Republic, further replacing it with a totalitarian government that will redistribute our wealth to all parasitic governments in the world. That, indeed, seems the ultimate goal of climate change promoters: to take over our wealth and destroy our middle class. Is this what the Pope really desires?
It is impossible to ascertain the reason the Pope is joining in this venture against the American people, but the Pope has at times been critical of the US for her wealth and capitalism without once mentioning her charity and compassion. It is difficult to understand why the Pope, a man of God, would not even attempt to listen to those who oppose this issue, as if they didn’t count as human beings. Instead, the Pope seems driven by a zealous political/social crusade.
Does Pope Francis not understand what happens to the poorest people in the world when energy availability is curtailed? The poor are the ones who benefit the most from fossil fuels produced cheaply instead of the wood burning methods that brings them respiratory diseases. The only people who benefit by curtailing fossil fuels are the multi-billionaires who have invested in “green technology” that is inefficient or who wish to monopolize energy sources, like Vladimir Putin.
The same wealthy globalists who have exploited our economies have also taken advantage of the scientific ignorance of our populations. When was Science changed to a democratic vote by the majority? The science that currently is taught in schools comes from politicians and the media reliance on junk science, like Al Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
A large number of scientists have been skeptical about global warming for years, and with good reason. CO2 levels on earth have in the past been four to eighteen times the current readings. Global climate has warmed since the Little Ice Age (1400 to 1700 AD). The first occurred between 1900 and 1945, and the second in 1975 until 1998, and then stopped and began falling again after reaching a high of 1.16ºF above the average global mean temperature. There hasn’t been any warming since then. In addition, we must keep in mind that all the information from the IPCC reports (United Nations) comes from computer models. The actual temperatures measured by both satellite data and independent balloon data show a near zero trend from 1979-1997.
How is it moral to deny cheap energy for the poorest people on earth so that the elitists can enjoy nature at their pleasure? How is it moral for Christian teaching to place the earth above human beings? “Genesis” 1:27-28:
“God created man in his image, in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying: Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds on the air, and all the living things that move on earth.”
Without cheap energy millions cannot provide food and clean water for their families. Why should the poor in Africa have no right to the development that energy has brought to the West? Reduction of carbon emissions would bring disaster to the poorest people on earth, the ones Christians are supposed to love. A 50% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050 would only reduce global average temperature in 2100 by an inconsequential 0.07C. Even an elimination of all CO2 emissions by the United States would prevent only 0.17C of warming.
Pope John Paul II was a major player in bringing down communist USSR. He knew communism because he lived it. May St. John Paul II be able to help save the Catholic Church from the errors and closed mind of Pope Francis by guiding Francis back to the mission of the Church, doing the will of God.