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Lord Lawson Criticises Papal Encyclical

Global Warming Policy Forum

In a speech at the Ideacity Conference in Toronto (Canada), Lord Lawson, the chairman of the Global Warming Policy Forum, has criticised the papal encyclical:

“The encyclical is a thoroughly reactionary document. A mixture of junk science, junk economics and junk ethics, what Pope Francis advocates would prevent the world’s poor from escaping from poverty – just as it would have prevented the industrial revolution, which enabled the western world to escape from poverty and squalor. I’m sure the Pope means well, but it is well known that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”