Saturday, 17 September 2011

Is Pope Benedict a closet climate sceptic, after all?

Britain´s new ambassador to the Holy See, Nigel Baker, last week presented his credentials to Pope Benedict XVI. In his address to the Pope, ambassador Baker "highlighted areas of shared common values, in particular efforts to combat climate change, the elaboration of an international arms trade treaty and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals".

It is interesting to note that Pope Benedict, in his carefully prepared address to the ambassador, did not say a word about climate change, which was a priority item in the new ambassador´s speech. Maybe the Pope is not that convinced about human induced climate change, after all?

Read the Pope´s entire speech here

No comments: