Steve Mosher on the environment encyclical: what we hoped for

This is what some of us were hoping for in advance of publication. The reality is something of a disappointment, especially because the media have been able to present it as ‘the encyclical on climate change.’ The inspirational theology has been crowded out by the dubious science and economics.

“I hope that the Pope will emphasize the good news that the pace of global warming is far lower than the original UN climate models predicted. In fact, the models’ prediction of a 2.80C rise over the course of a century were off by half.  ”

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Four Key Points on Human Ecology and Climate We Hope to See Pope Francis Make

Steven W. Mosher – 6 January 2015 – PRI

Pope Francis has the opportunity to put the human person back in the center of climate concerns


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