Monday, 4 March 2013

To the attention of the soon to be elected new Pope

A global warming message by Greenpeace, WWF, Friends of the Earth or perhaps even UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon?:

Industrialised countries are responsible for 70% of carbon dioxide emitted since the start of the industrial era. Developing countries have the least capacity to cope and are most vulnerable to changes in weather patterns, catastrophic storms and other effects of climate change.

Our message is to achieve effective climate justice the polluter must pay. 

Climate change threatens the sustainable use of the land, the water resources of our planet, and the very existence of some countries. It will have adverse effects on food security, both agriculture and fishing, already a major issue in parts of the world. New patterns of natural disasters will impact adversely on the battle against poverty and the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals. 
Inevitably the bad effects of climate change will be felt most by those who are already poor. As women are the great majority among the poor, the effects of climate change will further increase their vulnerability. Decreased agricultural productivity, increases in waterborne diseases, and accelerating desertification are all impacts of climate change which will impact in a greater degree on women because of the type of work they do in developing countries.
No, it is the Catholic Church voicing its opinion through Caritas, the confederation of 164 Roman Catholic reliefdevelopment and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Caritas has - and probably still is - been doing a lot of excellent relief and social work in different parts of the world. How sad then that this once so respected organization has allowed itself to be hijacked by the global warming alarmists. 

The process of picking a successor to Pope Benedict XVI has officially gone underway today in Rome. One can only hope and pray that the papal conclave will end up electing someone, who is prepared to put an end to this kind of global warming madness within the Roman Catholic Church. 

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