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Cardinal Pell raps arrogance of climate-change crusade

October 27, 2011

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia, has warned that the crusade to stop global warming will extract a heavy price, imposing costs especially on those who are most vulnerable.

Speaking in London, Cardinal Pell—who has often voiced his skepticism about the evidence for man-made climate change—said that environmentalists have shown an arrogant attitude in their drive for sweeping policy changes, regardless of the costs. He criticized proponents of the global-warming theory for their “totalitarian approach to opposing views, their demonizing of successful opponents and their opposition to the publication of opposing views even in scientific journals.

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  • Posted by: FredC - Oct. 28, 2011 2:19 PM ET USA

    Man-made global warming is being taught in all U.S. public schools and perhaps in Catholic schools. The children are being so propagandized that they will be blind to scientific facts.

  • Posted by: filioque - Oct. 28, 2011 11:05 AM ET USA

    Thank you, Cardinal Pell. What a refreshing assertion of the real interests of the Church in this area. It's what the Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace should be saying instead of blathering about a world financial authority.