Pope Attacked by Climate Change Sceptics
Climate change sceptics accused Pope Francis of being deeply ill-informed about global warming as the Vatican forged an alliance with the UN to tackle the issue.
The Pope discussed climate change with Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary-General, who then opened a one-day Vatican conference called “The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development”.
The conference, hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, brought together around 60 Catholic leaders, economists and scientists.
In a statement, participants said that “human-induced climate change is a scientific reality, and its decisive control is a moral imperative for all of humanity”.
But a group of British and American sceptics said the Pope was being fed “mistaken” advice from the UN and that he should stick to speaking out on matters of morality and theology rather than getting involved in the climate change debate.