Pope To Meet With Oil Execs

Pope Francis will meet with top executives in the oil industry and major investment firms next week at the Vatican to discuss the global effects of climate change. Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who served in the Obama administration, will also attend. 

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< *facepalm* >

The amount of hot air and CO2 emanating from that meeting could probably power a small city for a week.

MSM will have a feeding frenzy about this.

Cringing just thinking about the pontificating, bloviating headlines that will get manufactured in broadcloth out of this pointless talkfest.

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Pope Francis's Misguided War on Fossil Fuels

Pope Francis has myriad misguided beliefs about climate science, almost all of which he holds based on faith alone, as if they were holy writ. Even worse, his belief that society can transition from fossil fuels while reducing hunger and poverty is downright dangerous.

 

Despite the false claims of climate alarmists, fossil fuels have been a boon to the world. They supply affordable and abundant power for lighting, transportation, refrigeration, clean water, modern agriculture (including food delivery, storage, and protection from early decay and pests), indoor air-conditioning and heating, cooking, and the multitude of other technologies upon which modern societies are based. In attacking fossil fuels, Pope Francis is undermining the very resources and technologies most responsible for raising literally billions of people out of poverty. Coal, natural gas, and oil remain vital to increasing lifespans, decreasing infant mortality, and helping humans generally flourish.

In his brilliant book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, Alex Epstein wrote, “Climate is no longer a major cause of death, thanks in large part to fossil fuels… Not only are we ignoring the big picture by making the fight against climate danger the fixation of our culture, we are ‘fighting’ climate change by opposing the weapon that has made it dozens of times less dangerous. The popular climate discussion… looks at man as a destructive force for climate livability, one who makes the climate dangerous because we use fossil fuels. In fact, the truth is… we don’t take a safe climate and make it dangerous; we take a dangerous climate and make it safe.

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