Climate Depot’s Mission to Rome – Persuading the The Vatican on ‘Climate Change’


By: - Climate DepotMay 1, 2015 11:07 AM with 29 comments

When the Vatican made the announcement that it would be hosting a climate summit on very short notice, Climate Depot sprang into action.

As a Catholic and a climate skeptic, I was following closely Pope Francis views and policy recommendations. I had already written an OpEd in January and did a Fox News segment on the Holy Father’s climate views and proposals. If the Vatican gives its rubber stamp to UN science claims and ‘solutions’, a climate change misled and confused public would be certain to follow. The Pope’s involvement in this issue has the potential to massively mislead not only the world’s Catholics, but other religious people as well. And the pressure was on. See: Vatican Climate Workshop Pressures Pope Francis to Go ‘Full Warmist’

Upon hearing of the Vatican climate summit, CFACT began arranging for my travel to Rome to join up with a delegation of skeptics with the Heartland Institute. Here is a report of the key points made: Climate Skeptics In Rome Warn Pope Francis of ‘Unholy Alliance’ With UN Climate Agenda

The mission proved to be an overwhelming success. The skeptical delegation helped re-frame the entire Vatican/Pope Francis narrative to point out that Catholics worldwide may be weary of an activist climate Pope aligned with a UN agenda. The skeptics helped publicize an Open Letter to Francis. (See: Skeptics Deliver An Open Letter to Pope Francis) The Vatican is now on notice through worldwide media that any encyclical or lobbying activities of Pope Francis on ‘global warming’ will be met with vociferous and well-reasoned arguments, both scientific, economic and religious.

There was talk that many of the establishment media were disappointed with the Vatican climate statement released following the summit at the Vatican. Perhaps the large skeptical presence on hand in Rome prompted the Vatican to pull back some of the more extreme climate claims. See: Environmental Statement by Vatican Does Not Meet Media Expectations

But the one-day Vatican climate summit still produced many worrisome claims that were quickly denounced by scientists. See: Scientist Dr. William Briggs on Vatican climate report: ‘They have some real whoppers in their summary document’

And the economics of the Vatican report were also to the extreme: Vatican Paper: Ditch Capitalism To Stop Global Warming

Climate Depot’s mission was to make a public appeal to the Vatican to consider several key points:

The Results of Climate Depot’s Vatican Trip:

Related Links:

VATICAN HEAVIES SILENCE ‘CLIMATE HERETICS’ AT UN PAPAL SUMMIT IN ROME

Climate Depot Round Up: Vatican & UN’s shut down of dissent is increasing in climate debate

Climate Skeptics In Rome Warn Pope Francis of ‘Unholy Alliance’ With UN Climate Agenda

Climate Skeptics Descend on Vatican – Seek to Influence Pope on ‘Global Warming’

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  • Sam Pyeatte

    I would not call the Pope and the Vatican’s current effort to dictate a scientific issue exactly unprecedented. Galileo had a run-in with these characters a number of years ago…didn’t end well.

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    • Peter Osborne

      Agreed, time to put steady pressure on this Pope and get him familiar with the empirical and scientific facts about Climate, the Sun is the “culprit” in climate, not CO2 that is 0.03% of the atmosphere and supports all the life of all photosynthetic plants and blue-green algae on earth.

      • Empirical facts mean nothing to the Vatican…they have an agenda to pursue and they’ll use any pretext they can to implement it

        “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages ,famine, and the like would fit the bill…All of these are caused by human intervention…The real enemy, then, is humanity itself…” – Aurelio Peccei – founder of elite think tank, Club of Rome

        • purfekt10

          OH, YEAH….the Club of Rome who devised the false narrative!

    • Barbara

      CNS/Catholic News Service, Dec.9, 2010

      “WikiLeaks cable notes Vatican commitment to accord on climate change”

      U.S. Embassy cable (Jan.21, 2010) sent to the U.S. government’s Bureau of Ocean, Environment and Science would suggest lower level or back channel conversations on a future climate change agreement.

      So several years in the making.

      The leaked cable itself is online. Just use internet search.

      http://catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1005022.htm

  • AllenBarclayAllen

    So the Pope decided not to be Subservient to this Poor excuse for Satan science the UN agenda 21 has to offer! Well Good for him because the hole of that Catholic Church would probably prefer he Follow God as a Subservient! YA THINK !!

    Science set free from Religion or any other United Nations Orthodoxy by God himself !

    In the Montanous of persuasive words Satan can be found Just Ask Eve about the tree of knowledge of Good and Evil ! I’m convinced Adam and Eve would both SHUN the United Nations in this bedlam of FOOLISHNESS ! Always trying to take Man’s God given Dominion on earth away this, Satan. Always trying to Interpret God to us with his lies. Leave the Pope alone Satan !! The Pope don’t need a interpreter. God speaks all of mans languages He speaks for himself to those that will listen !! No intuperator needed HERE !!

    LOOK !! for your self !!

    Religion does not own Science,says God’s word, Its free to everyone Had the Illuminati ever read the bible they would have known that.
    Old Catholic dogma Religion does not own science. The new religious dogma of Darwin’s Evolution does not own science.
    The religious dogma of islam does not own science its free gift to all men and women by God free from religions duty of repentance.

    Romans 11:29
    For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

    Psalms 68:18

    Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

    Ephesians 4:8

    Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
    , yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are :

    Captivity led captive !!

    1 Corinthians 1:18-31 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised , hath God chosen , yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are : 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence .

    So the Pope decided not to be Subservient to this Poor excuse for Satan science the UN agenda 21 has to offer! Well Good for him because the hole of that Catholic Church would probably prefer he Follow God as a Subservient! YA THINK !! Science set free from Religion or any other United Nations Orthodoxy by God himself !

  • Nothing ever changes….this Jesuit Pope is just the same global dictator as his predecessors of the Dark Ages…notice how the Pope is in the news almost every day giving out his Socialist viewpoints on women, the poor, and now “climate change”
    The Vatican won’t be happy until the entire world is directly under their control
    NOTE: Once again, I point out that Catholics are NOT Christians but unfortunately most of the secular world equates Christianity with Roman Catholocism

    • RoscoeBonifitucci

      Hi Marilynne. You had me with your first paragraph, but are lost on the NOTE. The center of Catholic Life is Christ. He is our Lord, God and Savior. He died for my sins, and those of the world. He is in our heart, minds and souls at all waking moments.

      May Jesus, the Messiah of our our people, enlighten us all. In the sweet and Holy Name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen

      • Are Catholics Christians??

        http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0071/0071_01.asp

        If Christ is your Messiah, I urge you to leave the Catholic organization…there’s so many reasons it practices blasphemy, in addition to the countless pedophile “priests” I don’t
        see how any saved person could ever stay in this corrupt organization

        • Brin Jenkins

          Those who believe in Jesus and his message of the Sermon on the Mount are all that’s needed. Further division is not a good idea, Satan would certainly be around to take advantage.

    • Barbara

      This is nothing more than consensus building ahead of COP 21.

      And now the Pope’s address at the UN and before a joint session of Congress could cause problems when it becomes known that that no dissent was allowed at the Vatican meeting on climate change.

      The U.S. is still quite a Protestant country.

      • Johnno O’Neil

        Yes it is quite a Protestant country. It is so hateful of the Catholic
        Church and Catholics in general. Why the hate? Is it envy? Is it
        a wish to be the chosen people?

        • Barbara

          The Vatican/Catholic church is viewed as a foreign power and foreign power influence in U.S. affairs is not welcome in the U.S.

          • Barbara

            Seems people have forgotten what the War of Independence was about and Catholics also participated in that event as well.

        • Barbara

          Signers of the Declaration of Independence

          Charles Carroll, Roman Catholic Maryland, 1737-1832
          Last survivor of the Signers.

          http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/carroll-htm

        • Barbara

          Daniel Carroll of Rock Creek (1730-1796) cousin of Charles Carroll along with Thomas Fitzsimons of Pennsylvania were signers of the U.S. Constitution.

          Daniel Carroll was a close associate of George Washington.

    • Oleo Ranch

      Isn’t it obvious that Satan would attack the one Church instituted by Christ – the Universal Catholic Church? Christ gave Peter the keys of the kingdom of heaven and He said “Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18

      This indicates that hostile evil powers will struggle aggressively but in vain against the Catholic Church.
      Notice that the Father of Lies has already caused havoc by infiltrating the Church with pedophile and homosexual priests – and, yet, more and more people are coming into the Catholic Church.

      It’s a known fact that Communist operatives in the U.S. in the late ’40’s and early 50’s received orders from Moscow to recruit young Communist men to enter Catholic seminaries in oder to subvert the Church. We see the results of this infiltration in both the sex abuse crisis and the poor formation of many priests who have turned to Marxist ideals and even lost their faith. Liberation theology is Marxist ideology and has taken root especially in the Latin American Church (i.e. Argentina).

      Now it’s evident that Satan is again spreading his smoke into the highest reaches of the Church and, as painful as it is to watch that happen, we can take comfort in Christ’s promise: “The gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.”

  • JeffH

    The Vatican is in bed with the Rothschild “Banking Cartel”!

    The Vatican rules over approximately 2 billion of the world’s 6.1 billion people. The colossal wealth of the Vatican includes enormous investments with the Rothschild’s in Britain, France, and the USA, and with giant oil and weapons corporations like Shell and General Electric. The Vatican solid gold bullion worth billions, is stored with the Rothschild controlled Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve Bank.

  • RoscoeBonifitucci

    As a lifelong Active Catholic, I can say with authority that I and my family are quite ashamed of this Marxist Pope and his lunatic Ideas about the Man-made Climate Myth. This Pope cannot hold a candle to John Paul II or Benedict.

    Kudos for your efforts to keep this Marxist in line. I wish the Mainstream Media in the USA would do so with Comrade Obama.

  • Breakingwind

    The Vatican
    has issued a 10pg statement in advance of the papal climate encyclical expected
    June 2015.

    The Vatican statement –

    http://www.casinapioiv.va/content/dam/accademia/pdf/protect/climate_change_common_good.pdf

    – appears to have been a copy & paste of WWF, Greenpeas
    & FOEs of the earth statements, & totally ignores most scientific
    facts.

    But they do show the number one reason for increased consumption
    (of everything) is population growth…..(as perpetuated by all religious zealots
    & particularly the Catholic church ), but totally ignore that in any mitigation
    measures…another good example of hypocrisy !!

  • Charles Thompson

    Just wondering, where did the “Pope” get his training on global warming??

  • jreb57

    I thought Jesus said “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free”. I highly doubt that he was talking about Al Gore’s inconvenient truth. (which has turned out not to be true at all)

  • tonyscarp

    This Marxist leaning Pope ought to tend to religious matters and stop trying to interject religion into scientific matters that have nothing to do with religion. Perhaps a more activist approach on saving Christian martyrs from Islamic extremists would be a more appropriate use of his time and office. Perhaps this Pope would like to reinvent the theory that the Sun revolves around the Earth. It did not work out very well when proposed in the Middle Ages. Francis’ unholy alliance with those who advocate unfettered abortion at all stages of pregnancy and also advocating phony global warming with phony, crooked data repulses me.

  • cardigan

    As Marc has pointed out, it is the people “advising” the Pope who are the villains here. These are activist scientists who have adopted a political and evangelical role, especially one of the main drivers, John Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute in Germany. The Institute was founded after the fall of the Berlin Wall and originally had its offices in the old Stasi secret police building. I think they must have left some operating manuals behind.

    Other members of this Pontifical advisory group include Professor Ramanathan of the Scripps Institute in California. He also happens to have been closely associated with Pachauri’s TERI institute for many years and is a fellow of the institute. He has a Climate and Policy professorship at the TERI University in New Delhi. As he works in California one wonders how many trips he makes to India in the course of a year. He is also a board member of TERI- North America.

    Economist Jeffrey Sachs, funded by George Soros, who sits on the Earth Institute Board, along with the aforementioned “on leave” Rajendra Pachauri, is a successful failure. He is held responsible by many for the collapse of the Russian economy under Yeltsin, to whom he acted as adviser. His track record in South America and Africa is not very good either.

  • Matthew Engels

    That’s a well written & comprehensive report & a testament to the effectiveness of your approach. You also make a striking figure in front of the Vatican there.

    The Liberation Theology which dominated clerical thinking in South America where this Pope grew up was created by the Soviet Leadership to spread its communist message.
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/former-soviet-spy-we-created-liberation-theology-83634/

  • Mick

    I was particularly worried by the ‘ditch capitalism’ section. David Hume, an 18th Century philosopher, historian and economist said that the three fundamentals of a civilised society are :-
    Security of possessions
    Exchange by consent
    performance of promises
    in other words
    The right to private property
    Free trade
    Contract law
    These are the essentials of capitalism, which is the only way to have a civilised society

  • purfekt10

    This pope is following the United Nation’s false narrative of climate change for deceiving the world’s people in order to establish a one world government.