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Cardinal Pell objects to 'hot air' on climate change

March 14, 2011

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia, has shot back at a government official who said that the prelate’s views on climate change are “simply not scientific.”

In answer to the charges leveled by Greg Ayers, the head of the Bureau of Meteorology, the cardinal said that Ayers himself “was obviously a hot-air specialist.” Cardinal Pell said of Ayers’ remarks: “I’ve rarely heard such an unscientific contribution.”

Insisting that he had studied the available literature on climate change, the cardinal said that he was prepared to meet with scientists who held differing views. “I regret when a discussion of these things is not based on scientific fact,” he said.


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  • Posted by: filioque - Mar. 14, 2011 9:48 PM ET USA

    Good for Cardinal Pell. He is entirely in the right on the science and he is defending all of us against the attempts to stifle economic growth and impose new costs on energy. The poor and developing nations especially have a huge stake in this argument.

  • Posted by: JP810 - Mar. 14, 2011 8:58 PM ET USA

    I am glad there's Cardinal Pell does *his* homework! So much biased information on "Global Warming" exist, that real scientific facts have a hard time getting out. Professor Patrick J. Michaels and Dr. Spencer and many others have published scientific articles/books out to the public but main-streamed media does it best to squash the real "truth" on Global Warming.