(Sovereign Nations) -- At a conference at the Vatican on June 9, Pope Francis told oil executives “climate change” could “destroy civilization.”
The Pope’s warning ensues from his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’, in which he called climate change “a global problem with grave implications” and “one of the principal challenges facing humanity.” He warned that it would most gravely impact the poor, many of whom “live in areas particularly affected by phenomena related to warming, and their means of subsistence are largely dependent on natural reserves and ecosystemic services such as agriculture, fishing and forestry.”
The Pope was then, and is now, seriously mistaken. The consequences of the world’s following his advice would be disastrous—especially for the poor he purports to champion.
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