On Tuesday, Pope Francis will be holding a climate change summit at the Vatican, which will include Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations. In response a group of 90 leaders, including scientists and religious clergy, sent the Pope a letter, discussing their concerns about the politicization of climate change, with an excerpt of it below.
Much of the debate over environmental stewardship is rooted in a clash of worldviews, with conflicting doctrines of God, creation, humanity, sin, and salvation. Unfortunately, that clash often works its way into the very conclusions of environmental science. Rather than a careful reporting of the best evidence, we get highly speculative and theory-laden conclusions presented as the assured results of science. In the process, science itself is diminished, and many well-meaning moral and religious leaders risk offering solutions based on misleading science. The effect, tragically, is that the very people we seek to help could be harmed instead.
Ban Ki-moon is the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the same organization that thinks abortions are good and that there is an ‘overpopulation’ crisis. The U.N. has supported the so-called ‘scientific consensus’ on man-made climate change endless times and brings forth a little concern when the Vatican is inviting him to discuss the issue.
The Pope needs to realize that preserving the Earth and pushing a man-made climate change movement are two different things. Francis should be praised for wanting to conserve the Earth but needs to differentiate these conservationists from the radical environmentalists that look to continue politicizing a hoax. The climate change we know is a result of billions of years of natural cycles, not from mankind.