Caritas: Durban climate deal insufficient
Catholic World News - December 14, 2011
Caritas Internationalis, the Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies, stated in a press release that the agreement reached at the Durban Climate Change Conference left the world “facing a catastrophic .. increase in global temperatures” of four degrees Celsius.
Participants at the United Nations conference pledged to negotiate an agreement by 2015 that will take effect in 2020.
“We are all polluting the environment now and everyone, every country should take responsibility for that,” said Martina Liebsch, Caritas’s director of advocacy and public policy.
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Posted by: ColmCille -
Dec. 14, 2011 10:43 PM ET USA
What a load of manure. Shouldn't those who represent the Church be more prudent in their proclamations?
Posted by: filioque -
Dec. 14, 2011 10:33 PM ET USA
What is the evidence that man-made CO2 is causing any significant warming? How much of the warming over the last 150 years coincided with increased concentration of CO2? How much of warming projected by models will be harmful and how much will be in Siberia and Canada at night? Have any of the models on which the predictions of warming are based been validated by comparison to real world observations? The answers are: There isn't any. Very little. Mostly in Siberia and Canada at night. None.
Posted by: BobJ70777069 -
Dec. 14, 2011 7:44 PM ET USA
Old adage: It's better to be silent and have everyone think you're stupid than to speak up and have them be certain."
Posted by: aclune9083 -
Dec. 14, 2011 7:29 PM ET USA
Caritas should realize that the debate about climate change is not whether average temperature grows warmer--which seems to be the case--but whether man can significantly influence the direction of that change. Here, honest scientists do not agree. Caritas must not be suckered into jumping onto the global warming bandwagon as the radical environmentalists use Durban to achieve their anti-US,anti-developed nation political aims at any cost.