Morano: 'This UN climate fund is committing us to essentially helping poor countries stay poor. We are going to subsidize governments that are best at keeping people poor. That is obscene. And we are going to slow down their fossil fuel development. They will not be able to emulate the wealthy Western nations. They are going to have to stay poor in order to fight ‘global warming.’
'The Vatican relied on advisors who are the most extreme elements in the global warming debate. These climate advisors are so far out of the mainstream they even make some of their fellow climate activists cringe...The Vatican advisors can only be described as a brew of anti-capitalist, pro-population control advocates who allow no dissent and are way out of the mainstream of even the global warming establishment.'
Listen Now - Full 10 minute interview: Morano on the Pope on SRN News radio (9-23-15): 'This is all about ideology and central planning and the Pope is now serving as the chief religious lobbyist for man-made global warming and the UN. And this is a very ill-conceived role for any pope to play. It’s hard to say the pope is being used, because he is willingly allowing himself to be used by the media and by the UN as a climate lobbyist.'
In a release, the AP said this: “Our guidance is to use climate change doubters orthose who reject mainstream climate science and to avoid the use of skeptics ordeniers.”
The AP guidance for “those who reject mainstream climate science,” then, would seem acceptable. But it’s “doubter” that has proved controversial. “Those who are in denial of basic science, be it evolution or human-caused climate change, are in fact science-deniers,” climate scientist Michael Mann told ThinkProgress. “To call them anything else, be it ‘skeptic’ or ‘doubter,’ is to grant an undeserved air of legitimacy to something that is simply not legitimate.”
Marc Morano, a former Inhofe aide who now runs the website climatedepot.com, said he had to “commend the AP from moving away from ‘denier’ and entering the realm of objectivity.” Morano—who was recently featured in a documentary called “Merchants of Doubt” about climate-change denial—has long embraced the word “skeptic” but said he’d gladly adopt “doubter” because it still indicates that there’s room for debate. “If you get Al Gore or the United Nations making some outrageous claim, at least you can say, ‘I doubt it.’”
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Highlights: 'When the Pope speaks on climate change, he is not speaking authoritatively on Catholic doctrine. He is merely offering his opinion.'
Scientist: 'Most of the scientific claims cited in Pope’s encyclical are not true.'
'There has been nothing short of an 'Unholy Alliance' between the Vatican and promoters of man-made climate fear. The Vatican advisors can only be described as a brew of anti-capitalist, pro-population control advocates'
'If the pope from 300 years ago could see our world today, he'd say it was actually cleaner and healthier than his own era.'
'The Vatican is aligning itself with a UN climate agenda that is at odds with major aspects of Catholic teachings and doctrine.'
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation features Morano (Via Google Translate): 'The Pope should tip his hat to the oil and coal-based energy that has liberated humanity, believes Marc Morano. He was one of a group of Catholic climate skeptics who traveled to Rome in April to get the Pope's ear that he is wrong in climate policy. He runs the website Climate Depot, and attempts to influence US legislators and Catholics in climate policy.'