Thanks to the blogosphere (of which this blog is a small part), the world has been alerted to the joke of a conference that occurred last week regarding "climate change". As revealed, anti-life population-control advocate Jeffrey Sachs had a disproportionately large amount of influence over the proceedings of that meeting - and the report that was obviously written before the meeting happened.
I posted on it last week; in my reply to one of the comments I mused aloud my suspicions that the "climate change" hoax might play a role in the maturation that the pope wants to inflict upon Catholics as they prepare for the brain-rot that will spew forth from next October's sin-nod. The PAS report included the Vatican's endorsement of "population control", i.e., contraception, abortion and possibly euthanasia. This anti-life poison may well be woven into the October meeting.
Again, thanks to the blogosphere, true scientists are making their voices and concerns heard. On April 27, the Cornwall Alliance released "An Open Letter To Pope Francis On Climate Change". It is signed by reputable individuals such as Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Father Paul Acton, Gary Bauer, Donna Bethel, retired MD State Senator Nancy Jacobs, Lord Christopher Monckton, Steven Mosher, Austin Ruse, Thomas Sheahen, John Zmirak. The gist of this letter points to the reasons why popular models have failed, based on empirical data. It also points to Biblical reference regarding the relationship between man and the created universe - and points out why any attempt to restrict fossil fuel consumption would be harmful to poor people. If the pope insists on dabbling into scientific matters (over which he has no special authority), he needs to weigh real data, not just emotional rhetoric.
However, with some prelates, facts don't sit very well. Cardinal Maradiaga, a chief advisor to the pope (and I've written plenty about him, too), had this to say while visiting Washington DC last week in response to a question regarding the expected encyclical about the environment: "Do not expect statistics, numbers and theories. He will go directly to the baptized." Pardon my french, but what the hell does that mean???? Disregard of real scientific data seems to be habitual among progressives, and Maradiaga isn't even trying to conceal it. He's opining that the pope will rely on emotional "mob-appeal" to push through the population control heresy. Remember - he's a key advisor, de-facto leader of this "gang of nine", for the pope. He may be a nut, but one to be taken seriously.
Again, we all must watch what proceeds from the Vatican and measure it agains the timeless traditions of Holy Mother Church.