Pope confirms AGW is faith system
Washington: A draft of an environmental encyclical by Pope Francis says "the bulk of global warming" is caused by human activity. He calls on people - especially the world's rich - to take steps to mitigate the damage by reducing consumption and reliance on fossil fuels.
Pope Benedict proposed we should recognise that the natural environment is full of wounds produced by our irresponsible behaviour. In words likely to anger some of his conservative critics, the Pope backs the science of climate change, saying "plenty of scientific studies point out that the last decades of global warming have been mostly caused by the great concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxide and others) especially generated by human action".It's not often the case but the Pope and I are in lockstep. His encyclical confirms what I have always believed, that belief in AGW is a faith system, a religion. I have long referred to the more extreme followers of AGW as members of The Church of the Latter Day Alarmists. Damn. I got it right again.