Pope Francis would like to see a new global political authority to coerce the “rich” nations of the West to force citizens to adopt radical lifestyle and energy consumption changes in response to unverified and widely debunked climate change alarmism.
“Humanity is called to take note of the need for changes in lifestyle and changes in methods of production and consumption to combat this warming, or at least the human causes that produce and accentuate it,” he wrote in a draft of a papal encyclical. “Numerous scientific studies indicate that the greater part of the global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases … given off above all because of human activity.”
The leaked draft echoes one issued by Francis’ predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who in 2009 proposed an authoritarian United Nations on steroids to deal with the world’s economic problems and injustices.
The release of the encyclical comes ahead of international climate negotiations in Paris this December.
“By staking out the Vatican’s position on climate change, the pope is telling the world that protecting the environment is not a niche issue — it’s a human, personal and moral issue,” writes Jennifer Andreassen for the Environmental Defense Fund, an organization partnered with the Carlyle Group, Walmart and McDonalds.
The draft declares Pope Francis is in sync with the environmental movement and its objectives.
No Scientific Proof of Man-made Climate Change
Some members of the environmental movement, however, are less than unanimous in the opinion that climate change is a result of human activity.