... [In] Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment ... the Vatican has been laid (sic) astray by its advisors’ statement entitled, Climate Change and the Common Good: A Statement of the Problem and the Demand for Transformative Solutions. It makes claims that contradict empirical facts, and are ethically dubious.Mr. Goklany's excellent assessment echos Peter Foster's (and others') here and here.
... The advisors’ “transformative solutions’’ ... would slow the ongoing broad advance in human wellbeing, retard poverty reduction, and reduce the ability to adapt and cope with adversity in general and climate change in particular, especially harming the poor.
... it is a strange ethical calculus that justifies reducing existing gains in human well-being, increasing the cost of humanity’s basic necessities, increasing poverty ... The Vatican’s advisors’moral compasses are apparently broken.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Pope Francis being misled on climate says former UN IPCC expert
Indur M. Goklany writes: