Cardinal denounces global-warming zealots

world | Feb 19, 2007 | By Martin Barillas

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Australia wrote to his flock that “doomsayers” and “zealots” who worry about global warming have subjected their listeners to “a lot of nonsense about climate disasters”.


Noting that some opinion page editors and others have called for “Nuremberg-style trials for global warming sceptics, while a USA television correspondent compared sceptics to ‘holocaust deniers’”, Cadinal George Pell said “Christians don’t go against reason although we sometimes go beyond it in faith to embrace probabilities. What we were seeing from the doomsayers was an induced dose of mild hysteria, semi-religious if you like, but dangerously close to superstition.”


Writing on the Sydney Australia website on February 18, Cardinal Pell said that he is “deeply sceptical about man-made catastrophic global warming, but still open to further evidence.” He noted that global climate change, such as the Ice Age, had come about with or without human intervention and that he would be surprised, however, if man-made pollution had no ill effect at all.


Info: Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney


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Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat and the editor of Spero News.