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Climate Sceptics Write Open Letter To Pope Fracis

Thomas Williams, Breitbart

As the Vatican gears up for a high-level workshop on climate change this Tuesday, a group of 90 prominent scientists, religious leaders, and academics have written an open letter to Pope Francis, urging him to entertain the scientific and moral arguments against current climate change theories.

The writers profess their appreciation for the Pope’s efforts on behalf of the environment and his commitment to the Judeo-Christian principle of “responsible stewardship” for creation, but suggest that the people closest to him may not be providing him with all the facts regarding climate change.

The authors contend that contrasting worldviews have led to sloppy reporting of the facts, driven by an ideological agenda. “Rather than a careful reporting of the best evidence,” they write, “we get highly speculative and theory-laden conclusions presented as the assured results of science. In the process, science itself is diminished, and many well-meaning moral and religious leaders risk offering solutions based on misleading science.”

The authors believe that these considerations are especially important, given the Pope’s stated intention of releasing an encyclical letter on the environment this coming summer.

Caution is essential before committing to unproven scientific models, the authors counsel, especially when so much is at stake for the poorest nations of the world.

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