<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The Pope is expected to use his first address to the United Nations to deliver a powerful warning over climate change in a move to adopt protection of the environment as a "moral" cause for the Catholic Church and its billion-strong following.</div></div>
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It also follows a series of interventions by the Pope on the environment. On 2 September he told a 300,000 youth audience: "Before it is too late, it is necessary to make courageous decisions that reflect knowing how to re-create a strong alliance between man and the earth." </div></div>
On this board we have fought back and forth about the validity of man-made global warming. We now have the pope, religious head of one-fifth of the world's population saying it's a moral imperative. We don't need to rehash the science on either side, because I think we all know the arguments - it's not settled. There is also strong evidence to suggest its proponents have an ulterior motive (taxing the air we breathe, transfers of wealth to other areas in the world, etc.) Global warming has also been described as a pagan religion by some, including me.
Now the people, head of the catholic church is calling for action on global warming a moral imperative. With this statement, I put him in the same category as Al Gore and others who do have an ulterior motive. These are not the words of an infallible vicar of Christ -- this makes Pope Benedict something else.
BTW, there's no mention of God or Jesus Christ in that article.
Pope to make climate action a moral obligation