The pope’s climate conclave has come and gone, and with it went any hope this papacy would embrace a rational assessment of the evidence concerning claims humans are causing catastrophic climate change to inform his message to the world.
Had the pope bothered to consult scientists and economists outside his select circle of climate alarmists tied to the politically-founded and directed U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he would have found almost every conclusion reached concerning the alleged coming climate catastrophe, the merits of fossil fuels, and the ability of low-density renewable energy technologies to raise the poor from poverty was dead wrong.
The Papal declaration on the moral dimensions of climate change stated, “Human-induced climate change is a scientific reality, and its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity.”
This statement was based almost entirely on model simulations of climate, not actual evidence. These models have repeatedly failed the test of reality at even the most basic levels. The models project ever-rising temperature, which they say are caused by increasing carbon-dioxide emissions. Despite an ongoing rise in carbon-dioxide levels, temperatures plateaued more than 18 years ago and haven’t risen since. Every year, the gap between climate model predictions and the actual temperatures measured grows. The observed facts do not validate the models, and when models and observations conflict, one should trust the observation, not the models…….To Read More….