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Cardinal Pell: still skeptical on climate change despite Vatican report

May 18, 2011

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia, has voiced some skepticism about a report from the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which called for action to curb global warming.

"Climate change is real," said Cardinal Pell, who in the past has questioned the scientific consensus on the subject. "The causes are unclear, and our ability to influence climate change even less certain."


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  • Posted by: impossible - May. 19, 2011 11:36 PM ET USA

    Cardinal Pell and all sentient Catholics should be skeptical when the a Church official buys into the junk science of global warming, now conveniently called "climate change." Some who deny the infallibility of Humanae Vitae no doubt regard the climate change position as binding. Not!

  • Posted by: kmbold - May. 19, 2011 12:24 AM ET USA

    They're not all bad...

  • Posted by: GUY F. - May. 18, 2011 9:07 PM ET USA

    Global Warming happens from time to time. Saying man does not contribute is in the same class of science as saying that if I eat fat all the time the heart attack I suffer will have nothing to do with it. It will be true that my genes will have most to do with the heart attack but that does not mean I should lead a dissolute life. We are stewards of God's world.

  • Posted by: JP810 - May. 18, 2011 8:27 PM ET USA

    It's nice to know Cardinal Pell doesn't fall into the "man-made" global warming nonsense! Dr. Roy Spencer's new book "Blunder" should be everyone's read on this topic. My prayers for Cardinal Pell!

  • Posted by: - May. 18, 2011 8:25 PM ET USA

    There is a very interesting essay in the latest issue of First Things by William Happer. Dr.Happer is Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton University. In six pages Dr.Happer delivers a scathing deconstruction of Global Warming hysteria and its proponents. Read it.