Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Year the World Discovered Climate Change

Pope Francis has declared that 2015 will be the year of the climate, as far as he's concerned. He's gonna encyclicate about the need for a strong climate agreement at the Paris world summit next December.

And then there's this:
...The only group Francis has offended are climate-change deniers .... Here in the U.S., Catholic climate-deniers like House Speaker John Boehner will have to reckon with Francis' call. Evangelical Christians have already warned that they will protest it. “The pope should back off,” Calvin Beisner, spokesman for the conservative Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, said.
Ready for a throw-down over human activity v. the longevity of the Earth? Not many thinking people doubt that global climate change would be a sticky wicket. So let's have that fight. "In this corner, and wearing the hair shirt, Pope Francis, leader of 1 billion Catholics...."

My money's on the scrappy little Argentinian priest, and on the good sense of the majority of the people.

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