Pope Calls for 'Carbon Penalties' to To Tackle Climate Change
Pontiff uses 'politics of fear' to sound the climate change alarm
Speaking to a group of participants in a Vatican-sponsored conference on energy transition on Friday, the Pope said:
“Dear friends, time is running out!" he said.
“We cannot afford the luxury of waiting for others to come forward or of prioritizing short-term economic benefits. The climate crisis requires decisive action from us, here and now.”
Ironically, though the Pope accuses populists of using “politics of fear,” he was doing something very similar with his apocalyptic description of global warming.
This conference “takes place at a critical moment,” Francis said.
“Today’s ecological crisis, especially climate change, threatens the very future of the human family, and this is not an exaggeration.
"For too long, we have collectively ignored the fruits of scientific analysis, and catastrophic predictions can no longer be viewed with contempt and irony.”
But Francis alarmists stance took a step further.
After whipping up the fear, he moved in onto money and 'penalties.'
“A carbon pricing policy is essential if humanity wants to use the resources of creation wisely,” he said.
“The failure to manage carbon emissions has produced a huge debt that will now have to be repaid with interest from those who come after us.”
He added that carbon usage must be paid here and now and not deferred for future generations to cover, he proposed.
“Our use of common environmental resources can be considered ethical only when the social and economic costs of their use are recognized transparently and are fully sustained by those who use them, rather than by other populations or future generations,” he said.
“In the face of a climatic emergency, we must take appropriate measures, in order to avoid committing a grave injustice towards the poor and future generations. We must act responsibly well considering the impact of our actions in the short and long term,” he said.
“Future generations are soon to inherit a very ruined world,” the Pontiff stressed.
“Our children and grandchildren should not have to pay the cost of the irresponsibility of our generation.”
The Pope joins the many Democrats, liberal media and billionaire elites singing the chorus of climate change.
Last year, president Donald Trump spoke out against Climate Change alarmists to say that humans are not responsible for the Earth's changing temperature, and that "it will change back" naturally.
The president also accused the scientists behind the data, that suggests Global Warming is manmade, of having a "political agenda."
Which is what the Pope seems to have.