For politicians, celebrities, journalists, the United Nations, and Pope Francis, the belief that mankind is causing a steep rise in temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere is more than just a theory, but an article of faith. According to this belief, man’s production of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, is the primary cause of an unprecedented
An article of faith of the modern environmental movement is the scientific “consensus” behind man-made global warming. Global warming activists and even serious scientific organizations claim that 97% of the world’s scientists unreservedly accept this theory. It is often the first and most common argument used by climate activists, from Al Gore to the Greenpeace
Many North Americans, Latin Americans, and Europeans are justifiably skeptical of the global environmental movement. It shows many of the characteristics, not of a serious scientific movement, but of a political ideology or even a quasi-religious sect. The overwhelming majority of its leaders and foot soldiers espouse a not-so-hidden socialist ideology that seeks to dismantle
“Show me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.” Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s encyclical published on June 18, 2015, marked a paradigm shift in the Vatican’s treatment of environmental issues. Among left-wing activists and politicians, it put the Vatican on the map of organizations promoting “green” ideology. In the mainstream
People concerned with the threat of radical environmentalism would be mistaken to assume that the Catholic Church’s upcoming Amazon Synod of Bishops, to be held in Rome in October 2019, is an internal affair dealing with pastoral matters. On the contrary, it will be a laboratory of ecological activism that promises, in the Vatican’s own
Three recent events in three different countries illustrate just how far the fortunes of climate change politics have fallen. The first event was the death of George H. W. Bush, forty-first president of the United States. His passing on November 30 at the age of 94 occasioned an outpouring of sympathy from across the world.