The Vatican Advisors: An Unholy Alliance
with the UN Global Warming Agenda
The Vatican and Pope Francis did not allow dissent or alternative perspectives to be heard during the creation and promotion of the encyclical. The Vatican only listened to activist voices within the climate movement.
UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon and Francis on the same page at the Vatican Summit
Pope Francis’ advisors, and the UN climate agenda he is aligning himself with, are strong supporters of development restrictions, contraceptives, population control, and abortion. Despite these strange bedfellows, the encyclical is clear in condemning abortion, contraception, and population control.
There has been nothing short of an “Unholy Alliance” between the Vatican and promoters of man-made climate fear. The Vatican advisors can only be described as a brew of anti-capitalist, pro-population control advocates who allow no dissent and are way out of the mainstream of even the global warming establishment.
Profiles of some of the key radical voices with whom the Vatican has associated itself can be found here, here, here and here.
Sachs: Overpopulation is the World's biggest problem
Jeffrey Sachs, a special advisor to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, participated in a 2014 Vatican workshop on sustainability as well as in the Vatican summit on climate that took place in April 2015. Sachs was reportedly the author of the Pontifical statement, Climate Change and the Common Good: A Statement of the Problem and the Demand for Transformative Solutions, issued on April 29, 2015.
Sachs, who is also the director of The Earth Institute, believes climate skeptics are responsible for the deaths of people due to alleged man-made, global warming driven, extreme storms. Sachs tweeted on November 10, 2014, that “Climate liars like Rupert Murdoch & the Koch Brothers have more & more blood on their hands as climate disasters claim lives across the world.”
Ki-moon, George Soros and Sachs - united in the fight against ‘overpopulation’
“At a 2007 international lecture, Sachs claimed that ‘we are bursting at the seams.’ The focus of Sachs’ overpopulation mantra is primarily the continent of Africa. He argues that if only poor African countries would just lower their fertility rate, the world and Africa would thrive economically. This fear mongering is nothing new. Sachs is standing on the shoulders of Paul Ehrlich, architect of the ‘sky is falling’ deception perpetrated in his 1968 book, The Population Bomb.”
Yore concluded: It is “incomprehensible that the Vatican would be duped into thinking that the United Nations and its Millennium and Sustainable Development goals share common solutions for the world’s problems. The Catholic Church welcomes children as a gift from God. The UN Secretary General and Jeffrey Sachs want to limit children.” (See here and here)
In 2009, Sachs addressed the annual conference of the Party of European Socialists. He described the “profound honor” of addressing the far-Left Party of European Socialists and said they were heirs and leaders of the most successful economic and political system in the world – Social Democracy.
Too many children in Africa, says Sachs
In 2009, in advance of the Copenhagen UN climate meeting, Sachs called for a carbon levy, claiming that millions were suffering because of drought caused by Western-induced climate change. Sachs has advocated for a carbon tax and a financial transactions tax, a global health fund, a global education fund, and a global climate fund.
Sachs’ Earth Institute at Columbia has included members of an external advisory board such as George Soros and Rajendra Pachauri (former UN IPCC chairman). Soros has funded Sachs via his Open Society Institute.
Vatican presenter believes in Gaia, not God
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, who has called for the “creation of a CO2 budget for every person on the planet,” was appointed a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in June 2015 and was one of the four presenters of Pope Francis’ new encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si'. Schellnhuber was also a key player at the Vatican climate presentation in 2014.
Schellnhuber, favored by Francis but ridiculed by scientists
Schellnhuber is a scientific activist who is mocked even by his fellow warmist colleagues.
At a meeting in Japan in 2004, Scientist Tom Wigley found prominent EU warmist Schellnhuber to be “a bit of a laughing stock among these people.” Schellnhuber has also declared human society needs to be managed by an elite group of “wise men.” He referred to this idea as his “master plan” for the “great transformation” of global society.
Schellnhuber’s views on population also are at odds with Catholic teachings. Echoing the claims of overpopulation guru Paul Ehrlich, he has claimed that when the Earth reaches nine billion people, which is projected to occur soon, “the Earth will explode” due to resource depletion. Schellnhuber also berates those who disagree with him, calling his critics “vicious liars” and mocking Americans as “climate illiterate” for being skeptics.
Oreskes: climate change dissenters should be prosecuted
Climate historian Naomi Oreskes has been actively involved in helping produce the papal Encyclical. Oreskes wrote the introduction to Pope Francis’ book version of the encyclical.
Oreskes is perhaps best known for her calls for placing restrictions on the freedom of speech of global warming skeptics. Oreskes believes climate skeptics who dissent from the UN/Gore climate alarmist point of view should be prosecuted as mobsters for their tobacco lobbyist style tactics (See: Merchants of Smear: Prosecute Skeptics Like Gangsters?!).
Radical warmist Oreskes chosen by Francis to write the Introduction to his encyclical
Critics of Oreskes fired back that it is Oreskes herself – not the skeptics – who uses the tactics of the tobacco lobby. As a researcher, Oreskes’ body of work has not fared well among her peers. She has been criticized by warmist and skeptical scientists alike. (See: Statistician from the U. of Mass Amherst performs very polite savaging of claims of Naomi Oreskes)
Warmist scientist Tom Wigley wrote that Oreskes’ work is “useless.” Wigley wrote: “Analyses like these by people who don’t know the field are useless. A good example is Naomi Oreskes’ work.”
Warmist scientist William M. Connolley slammed Oreskes for her “silly” and “shoddy” work. Connolley, a former UN IPCC scientist, wrote that he “eventually concluded that Oreskes was hopelessly wrong.” He explained that a high-profile Oreskes “paper seems to have been written around pre-arranged conclusions. ... It is unlikely that anyone outside the incestuous field of climate history scholarship will notice or care.”
Others have been equally as uncharitable in describing Oreskes’ research, affirming that warmist Oreskes "consistently misrepresents the meaning of statistical significance and confidence intervals" (See ‘Oreskes, the historian, gets the history wrong’).
Oreskes has been undeterred, continually ratcheting up climate alarmism to the point of silliness, prophesizing for example the climate death of puppies and kittens (See: Forget Polar Bears, cats & dogs to die!).
Sadly, Pope Francis allowed Oreskes, who equates climate change to a “Nazi atomic bomb,” to write the introduction to the book form of his encyclical.
'Extremist' warmist Wadhams - a favorite of Francis
Another key advisor to Pope Francis is Cambridge University Professor Peter Wadhams. Wadhams is a scientist and activist whose views are so extreme that even many of his fellow global warming advocates distance themselves from him.
Alarmist Wadhams wrongly predicts:
‘no more Arctic sea ice by 2015’
Wadhams was at the center of international controversy in 2015, when he suggested three global warming scientists were assassinated by the oil industry. These claims were wholly unsubstantiated (See: Cambridge professor Peter Wadhams insists three scientists have been assassinated).
Wadhams later tried to claim his comments about the deaths were “completely off the record.”
Other colleagues have also criticized Wadhams for showing "patterns of irrationality" (See: "Extremely Far-Fringe Corner”).
Francis recruits anti-capitalist crusader Naomi Klein
Pope Francis has also reached out to climate activist and anti-capitalist crusader Naomi Klein (See: Pope Francis recruits ‘ferocious critic’ of Capitalism). Klein was brought into the Vatican climate process by one of the Pope’s key aides, Cardinal Peter Turkson, to lead a high-level conference.
Klein, described by the Washington Post as a “secular” feminist, is a “ferocious critic” of 21st century Capitalism. Klein believes: “To fight climate change we must fight Capitalism.” Klein explained: “There is still time to avoid catastrophic warming but not within the rules of Capitalism as they are currently constructed.”
Anti-capitalist and pro-abortion Klein at the Vatican climate summit
Klein’s anti-capitalist advocacy clearly places her science as subservient to her politics. During the panel discussion at an event at the People’s Climate March, Klein was asked: “Even if climate change issue did not exist, you would be calling for same structural changes?” Klein responded: “Yeah.”
Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore criticized Pope Francis for sounding like Naomi Klein. Klein has also claimed that “It’s clear that climate change is making racism worse (See: "Clear” Climate Change Is Making Racism Worse).
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