Warmist Soros funded Media Matters Laments: 'Reports by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters and NPR uncritically relayed climate science deniers' criticism of the Vatican's climate change summit and Pope Francis' forthcoming encyclical on climate change...Deniers Concocted Publicity Stunt To Interfere With Vatican Climate Summit'
NY Times Described Heartland Institute's Delegation, Including Morano, As "Self-Proclaimed 'Climate Skeptics' ... That Came To Rome To Challenge" The Vatican On Climate Science
A delegation of American climate change skeptics traveled to Vatican City to counter-program the pope and secretary-general and warn that curbing fossil fuel consumption would be more harmful to the world's poor than the effects of climate change "With the pope coming out with such strong statements on global warming and endorsing a U.N. treaty ... the Vatican is essentially going to confuse Catholics into thinking that their positions on man-made global warming fears are now an article of faith," said Marc Morano, who runs a website, Climate Depot, that questions climate change science and policies.
USA Today: A group of climate change skeptics from the conservative Heartland Institute were also at the summit. They said the pope should not lend his moral authority to the climate change agenda. "If Pope Francis goes ahead with his climate encyclical and uses it to essentially lobby nations to commit to a development-limiting U.N. climate treaty, it will be unprecedented action and massively misguided," said Marc Morano who oversees the climate change skeptic site ClimateDepot.com, in a statement. "And to now have the pope jump on that bandwagon would sow confusion among Catholics."
WaPo: 'Marc Morano, who runs the climate-skeptic Web site ClimateDepot, is also in attendance. “The Pope has picked a contentious scientific issue in which — now going on almost two decades of no global warming, sea ice recovering, sea level rise rates stable to even decelerating, on almost every metric from polar bears on down – the global warming narrative has weakened,” says Morano’s Web site. The “skeptical delegation” (in Morano’s words) can certainly seek to influence Pope Francis...'