Pope Benedict XVI has launched a surprise attack on climate change prophets of doom, warning them that any solutions to global warming must be based on firm evidence and not on dubious ideology. The leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics suggested that fears over man-made emissions melting the ice caps and causing a wave of unprecedented disasters were nothing more than scare-mongering.
The closest I ever got to being Roman Catholic was the time I bought a box of Trojans at a store two doors down from a nunnery, but it’s at times like these I wish I belonged to that denomination. I might put a little extra in the plate this Sunday.
The funny thing is that some of the same people who accuse churchgoers of “blind faith” are the same ones skipping down the trail right behind the Pied Piper of Climate Change with their eyes firmly closed while Gore reaches for their wallets.
Some people deserve to be victims, which is fine, as long as they’re not trying to drag the rest of us along with them.
Good on ya, Pope Benedict!