Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Catholic Bishops Call For End To Fossil Fuel Use

                Catholic bishops from all five continents launched a global appeal recently for a break-through at the upcoming Paris climate talks, urging a "complete decarbonisation" of the world's economy by mid-century and more help for poor countries battling the effects of climate change.
                How about the “complete deIslamisation” of the world’s spirituality and more help for countries battling the effects of terror? That sounds a bit more logical to me.
                The bishops stated that any agreement "should limit global temperature increases to avoid catastrophic climatic impacts, especially on the most vulnerable communities". Like young boys, perhaps? Oops, sorry, couldn’t help it.
                Bishops from five continents called "not only for 'drastic reduction in the emission of carbon dioxide and other toxic gasses', but also for ending the fossil fuel era".  If these non-scientists and pseudo-scientists would close their mouths and stop yammering on incessantly about global warming or climate change that would certainly reduce the emission of toxic gases. Completely ending the world’s use of oil, natural gas and coal by around 2050 will reverse all modern trends of longer life-expectancy, greater food production, less poverty, etc., and will likely lead to the deaths of  millions and the re-impoverishment of untold numbers throughout the world. This could lead to a complete worldwide economic collapse, chaos and ever more terror. Mankind has been relying on oil, natural gas and coal for centuries now, despite the incredible technological advances during this time. To essentially call for the absolute ban on all of these energy sources within three or four decades is irresponsible and preposterous.
                The November 30-December 11 conference in Paris will be the U.N.’s latest attempt at punishing the United States and a few select other nations for being successful and feeding much of the world and donating massive sums of money to less successful countries.
                The bishops urged those taking part to "keep in mind not only the technical but particularly the ethical and moral dimensions of climate change" as laid out in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They should keep in mind the ethical and moral dimensions of not using our most abundant and cost-effective energy sources.
                "Those responsible for climate change have responsibilities to assist the most vulnerable in adapting and managing loss and damage and to share the necessary technology and knowhow," they said in a prepared statement.
                Hopefully, those responsible for imposing their demands, as regards climate change policy, will help us all adapt to and manage loss and damage.
                Because that is all their policies will bring us.

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