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Australian official raps Cardinal Pell's skepticism on climate change

February 23, 2011

The head of the Australian government’s Bureau of Meteorology has criticized Cardinal George Pell of Sydney for his public statements indicating skepticism about man-made global warming.

“The cardinal has been misled,” said Greg Ayers. He insisted that the cardinal’s statements have been based on criticism of the global-warming hypothesis that is “simply not scientific.”


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  • Posted by: lynnvinc7142 - Feb. 23, 2011 9:27 PM ET USA

    Prudence requires that we avoid the FALSE NEGATIVE of failing to mitigate a true problem, esp when lives are at stake. So even if the science isn't quite in on this (& studies reached 95% confidence re CC in 1995, & the sci has greatly strengthened since), we need to do the moral & prudent thing & mitigate....which also solves many other problems and saves money & helps the economy. It seems immoral to dissuade people from mitigating CC, even if one has personal doubts about it.