Pope Francis mixes politics and religion as he speaks this week with Congress, the United Nations General Assembly, and Obama, all with whom the pope has much in common: the science of climate change. Note the absence of scientists on the pope’s agenda.
The scientists who ought to be part of moral policy discussions on climate aren’t invited. All attending the talks believe the catastrophic predictions of climate models. Adding fear to the false fury of runaway temperature rise, politicians, along with the pope, will sew up the seams of CO2 terrors. Extreme weather is poised to ravage the planet and sea level rise will swamp the Earth, or so say the moralists and policy makers without so much as a shred of actual scientific evidence.
CO2 scientist, Craig Idso, has another view, one based on the science – a discipline notably absent from the religiopolitical talks scheduled for this week. Regarding the science, he says in The Federalist:
Those who promulgate a fear of planetary Armageddon often conveniently fail to disclose that literally thousands of scientific studies have produced findings that run counter to their view of Earth’s [catastrophic] climatic future.
Such an alternative viewpoint based on science says that having more CO2 in the air will negligibly impact future climate while generating benefits. The political forces with which the moral leader of the world confers this week altogether ignore the benefits. To what purpose would they hide the goodness that CO2 brings freely and naturally to humankind?
It is a well-established scientific fact that atmospheric CO2 is the major building block of life. The more CO2 there is in the air, the better plants grow, a literal boon to plant life. These truths have enormous implications for humanity in terms of greater global crop production to feed people of the world. The pope, the U.N., and Obama conveniently ignore these well-known scientific facts, belying their purported concern for the poor and hungry. To what end would they so deceive the people?
Pope’s concerns and the Administration’s alarms are not based on the best available science but on the caca of climate models, which wrongly predicted the climate we have now and now predicts a catastrophic climatic future. Idso’s studies point to 2,418 places where today’s climate models are wrong. With such an incredibly inaccurate mode of prediction, why would anyone believe what climate models project for two, twenty, or two hundred years out?
Scientist Idso concludes it is the “height of folly to place any faith” (including the pope’s) in the predictions of climate models. Such flawed perceptions of reality have a good chance of leading to flawed morality along with political usury. Besides the science, Idso made a biblical case for the goodness of CO2.
The world, rather, is enriched with life-enriching CO2. To knowingly debase humanity and its potential on unsound science cannot be touted as anything other than immoral. The Peronist pope, besides making a moral mistake with his climate encyclical, is about to flout his flock with a flawed sense of righteousness.