George Weigel: The Battle of the Blogs over papal environmentalism
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George Weigel: 'I have no idea what the pope will say on the matter, although my own Roman contacts suggest that “he won’t get into the science.' - 'Climate-change conference in Rome assiduously excluded those skeptical of the U.N.’s global-warming orthodoxies (thereby defying the pope’s expressed wish for open conversation in the Church).' - 'Catholic skeptics about both climate-change science and Pope Francis went into panic mode, warning that the pope was going to write something that would align Catholicism with Al Gore, Tim Wirth, and the worshippers of Gaia.'
Climate Depot Response: The Vatican already is collaborating on 'something that would align Catholicism with Al Gore, Tim Wirth and the worshippers of Gaia': The Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences issued a climate declaration calling for 'collective action' on April 28 authored and signed by UN adviser Jeffrey Sachs and Naomi Oreskes and others. See: Scientist Dr. William Briggs on Vatican climate report: ‘They have some real whoppers in their summary document’
The inept Vatican press operation has proven incapable of disciplining the pre-encyclical spin; and no good service was done the pope or the reception of his encyclical when the Vatican official who triggered this whole affair in the Guardian staged a climate-change conference in Rome that assiduously excluded those skeptical of the U.N.’s global-warming orthodoxies (thereby defying the pope’s expressed wish for open conversation in the Church).
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417902/pontifical-spin-cycle-george-weigel