15-year old Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez: 'Youth are suing their state and federal governments across the United States, demanding action on climate change from our elected officials. We are flooding the streets and now we are flooding the courts to get the world to see there is a movement on the rise and we are at the forefront, fighting for the solutions we need....In the light of a collapsing world, what better time to be alive than now, because our generation gets to change the course of history,” he said. “Humans have created the greatest problem we face today, but the greater the challenge the higher we will rise to meet it. We need you to be a climate leader—not to stand up for us, but to stand with us.'
"We are all responsible for this crisis," Redford told the gathering. "Your mission is as simple as it is daunting: save the world before it's too late." Redford pointed to global warming fueling extreme weather such as the deadly heatwaves in India and Pakistan that have claimed thousands of lives. "Everywhere we look, moderate weather seems to be going extinct," said Redford. "Unless we move quickly away from fossil fuels, we're going to destroy the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the health of our children, grandchildren and future generations."
Morano: "You would have to frankly be abnormal to believe that symbolic regulations by the U.S. government would impact future extreme storms and or temperature...What is the carbon footprint of electroshock therapy? That is the next thing if they are going to treat 'abnormal' skeptics.'"
Michaels: 'Much of it reads like the disproven doomsday predictions that have been churned out since the early days of the environmental movement...He asks Catholics to pray for the nations of the world to agree to a new climate treaty in Paris next December. Since there will be no agreement without the Green Climate Fund shakedown, we’ll be paying an energy tithe. I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of votive candles lit for this.'
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the UN special adviser and director of The Earth Institute believes that three key meetings in July, September and November, will present ‘our generation’s best chance to get on track’: Sachs: ‘The time has finally arrived – we’ve been talking about these six months for many years but we’re now here. This is certainly our generation’s best chance to get on track. Such diplomatic opportunities only come around every decade or so, and here they are all aligned in six months. We need to be successful.' Professor Sachs is an adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Climate Depot's Marc Morano statement:"The climate encyclical and the process behind it, is rapidly revealing itself to be a blight on the papacy of Francis. The Washington Post has now revealed that the Vatican banned a skeptical French scientist from participating in its April 28 summit. Meanwhile, Pope Francis turns to atheist warmist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber who has called for the 'creation of a CO2 budget for every person on planet'.
CEI's Myron Ebell: 'Scientifically ill-informed, economically illiterate, intellectually incoherent, and morally obtuse. It is also theologically suspect, and large parts of it are leftist drivel'...
'Francis also makes clear that his ideal is a pastoral society of peasants who live in harmony with the land and don’t disturb “mother earth.” Thus, world population can continue to increase as long as we are all poor.'