Monday, July 14, 2008

George Pell madness!!!

I was so happy to read that the Pope understands that global warming is a serious problem.

But then I saw this story and all I can say is that I hope the Pope can make sure that George Pell is severely punished here on Earth for his stupidity!!!!

Cardinal Pell disagrees with Pope on climate change


THE Pope may have put climate change on the agenda, but the head of the church in Australia, Cardinal George Pell, is a self-proclaimed sceptic.

During his flight to Sydney yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of environmental concerns and "our responsibility towards creation".

"We have to face up to this great challenge and find the ethical capacity to change the situation of the environment for the good," the 81-year-old Pontiff told reporters aboard his Alitalia flight.

Dr Pell was today questioned about those remarks and whether there was a division within the Australian church on the issue of climate change.

"I myself am a little bit of a sceptic, but that means I'm open to evidence," Dr Pell said.

"I'm a bit of a sceptic about the claim that human activity is likely to produce a man-made catastrophe."Even though the Pope made his views clear on the environment, Dr Pell said the pontiff did not weigh into the scientific debate on climate change.

"It's very difficult to predict what will happen tomorrow," Dr Pell said.

"It's even more difficult when you're trying to predict what will happen in five or 10 or 15 or 20 or 100 years."

The archbishop acknowledged climate change had taken place over the centuries, but questioned the cause.

"I'm well aware that over hundreds of years there has been great changes in the climates," he said.

"Whether we are going through one of those changes or whether we are contributing to that I don't know.

"I'm pretty certain if you look at the figures, the temperature dropped worldwide in the past 12 months."

But, Dr Pell said, everyone had "an obligation to care for our environment - a moral obligation".

"We also very clearly have a moral obligation not to damage and destroy or ruthlessly use the environment at the expense of future generations."

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