Thorner and Hasty: May truth prevail at Pope’s Major Summit on Climate Change

April 30, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

By Nancy Thorner and Elvira Hasty – 

The Climate Change issue may very well represent the biggest deception in the history of mankind – one sold to gullible individuals and elite multimillionaires. The same wealthy globalists that have exploited our economies have also taken advantage of the scientific ignorance of our populations.

The Vatican will host a major conference on climate change this week on Tuesday, April 28, featuring some of the world’s leading climate scientists including an opening address by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The conference, Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, will also feature Jeffrey Sachs, a prominent American economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

This event is just the latest in what many are calling Pope Francis’s “green agenda.” He has become an outspoken advocate on environmental issues, saying acting on climate change is “essential to faith”  and calling the destruction of nature a modern sin. He has vowed to only increase pressure on world leadersafter his disappointment with the Lima climate talks. He is hoping that his encyclical will influence the climate talks in Paris at the end of the year.

The Heartland Institute has sent a team of climate scientists to Rome to bring the Vatican a message of truth for all with open ears to hear, that science is not settled, and global warming is not a crisis. The world’s poor will suffer horribly if reliable energy – the engine of prosperity and a better life – is made more expensive and less reliable by the decree of global planners.”

Scheduled for today, Monday, April 27, a slate of independent scientists and policy experts will offer a “prebuttal” to what will follow tomorrow when the Vatican’s Climate Summit takes place.  It is then that scientists and policy experts will lay out a detailed case explaining why climate science does not justify the Holy See putting his faith in the work of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

When was science changed to a democratic vote by the majority based on flawed reports circulated by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The science currently taught in schools comes from politicians and the media’s reliance on junk science, such as spread through Al Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth.” A large number of scientists throughout the world have been skeptical about global warming for years, and with good reason. CO2 levels on earth have in the past been four to eighteen times the current readings.  Global climate has warmed since the Little Ice Age (1400 to 1700 AD).   The first warming period occurred between 1900 and 1945; the second in 1975 until 1998, and then stopped and began falling again after reaching a high of l.l6 degrees F. above the average Global Mean Temperature.  There hasn’t been any warming since 1998.  It is important to understand that the information being accepted as indisputable truth comes from IPCC reports based on computer models.  The actual temperatures measured by both satellite data and independent balloon data show a near zero trend from 1979-1997.

Does loving the poor include making earth our God?  What we need is moral courage to stand for our Judeo/Christian principles.  This is the only way to really love the poor.  The environmental regulations that environmentalists consider beneficial will cause more unemployment and poverty.  Consider the following excerpts from Climate Depot, “The Environmental Case for Fossil Fuels”:

“The United States has the best air, water, indoor temperature, crops, sanitation, water supplies, storm-protection, sanitation, and overall environmental quality in human history — while other are plagued by heat waves, cold snaps, droughts, storms, crops failures, malaria, and dozens of other dread diseases, filth, dung-burning fire, lack of clean drinking water.  The reason for this development — the improvement of nature to meet human needs.  Every aspect of development has one common requirement: cheap, plentiful energy”. . . “And we would not have cheap, plentiful reliable energy without the fossil fuel industry”. . . “And when you hear heartbreaking stories of children with diseases that we once had but no longer do — malaria, tuberculosis, even the plague — you should commit yourself to bringing about a world that produces more energy.”

Pope Francis and some bishops are correct in saying that the environmental issue is a moral issue, but unfortunately they have sided with the elitists who falsely consider themselves to be moralists.  How is it moral to deny cheap energy for the poorest people on earth so that the elitists can enjoy nature at their pleasure by placing the earth above human beings?

Genesis 1:27 – 28:  “God created man in his image, in the divine image He created Him:  Male and female He created them.  God blessed them, saying:  Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.  Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds on the air, and all the living things that move on earth.”

Without cheap energy millions throughout the world cannot provide food and clean water for their families.  Why should the poor in Africa have to the development that energy has brought to the West?  Reduction of carbon emissions would bring disaster to the poorest people on earth, the ones Christians are supposed to love.  A 50% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050 would only reduce Global Average Temperature in 2100 by an inconsequential 0.07C.  Even an elimination of all CO2 emissions by the United States would prevent only 0.17C of warming.

We don’t need to lower carbon dioxide emissions to protect nature.  After all, it is essential gas for life.  How ignorant have we become that we can be so easily deceived?  The only reason global elitists fight for environmental regulations like Cap and Trade is to expand their control over the world economy and impose their political and social views.  Are we not seeing enough already of how well the global elitists have so far managed the world?

Surely the Pope is not calling for less people to inhabit the earth through population control that for some justifies forced abortion, sterilization, and contraception because we as human beings are destroying the planet and more people equals more pollution.  Here in the U.S. there are twice as many people living here than in the early seventies, yet the skies over our major cities are clearer now than they were a half century ago.

Surely Pope Francis is not in compliance with the United Nations Population Fund UNFPA that continues to cheerlead China’s one-child policy, ignoring the forced abortions and forced sterilizations that follow?   The same UN fund continues to distribute 40 million doses of Depo-provera each year to unsuspecting women—despite the fact that this product is so unsafe that the FDA recommends against its use. India still sterilizes over 4 million women annually under a system of statewide sterilization targets, ignoring the rising death toll of women who have died in such campaigns.

Two recent articles provide a nice springboard for what the Pope needs to hear from the climate scientists and policy experts at his Conference on Climate Change, who will lay out a detailed case explaining why climate science does not justify the Holy See putting his faith in the faulty work of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):

  • A Duke University study looked at 1,000 years of temperature records and found our climate models are WRONG:  Global warming slowed – and recent changes are down to “natural variability.”

In what has become a political issue, an encyclical by Pope Francis to influence climate talks in Paris at the end of the year is unbecoming and unwarranted action for Pope Francis, as the leader of the Catholic Church world-wide, or for any church to be engaged in.  May the Pope’s mind be open to reason when climate scientists today and tomorrow bring a message of truth to the Vatican and the Pope that science is not settled, and that global warming is not a crisis, both of which the Pope accepts as true and indisputable.

On this topic, IR contributor Nancy Thorner collaborated with Elvira F. Hasty, PhD, a retired chemistry professor living in Florida.

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