IPCC Report at Vatican Conference on Climate Change: Experts and Cardinals Blast British Government

27 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>IPCC Report at Vatican Conference on Climate Change: Experts and Cardinals Blast British Government</h1><p>April 27 (EIRNS) -- An international conference on climate change opened in Rome yesterday, organized by the Vatican Council Justitia et Pax. Cardinal Raffaele Martino, president of Justitia et Pax, explained to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera that the initiative aimed at gathering supporters and critics of the Global Warming thesis. During the first session, British Environment minister David Miliband boasted that his government's environmental moral approach is very close to that of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, and then added that the British government targets are those described in the Bruntland report, in the Kyoto Protocol and in the last WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) report.</p><p>Miliband then, according to Zenit press agency, was rebuked by speakers who reminded him that the conception of human ecology expressed by Pontiffs John Paul II and Benedict XVI is favorable to demographic growth and to the defense of the family, in a way exactly contrary to the solutions of birth control and development control as proposed by the Bruntland report and by the WWF.</p><p>Cardinal Martino himself concluded the first session by reminding the audience how the United Nations, for decades, has issued wrong demographic predictions.</p><p>A prominent scientist, Antonino Zichichi, who is chairman of the World Federation of Scientists and a member of the Pontifical Academy of Science, then took the task of dismantling the scientific reputation of the IPCC reports. Zichichi stressed that human activity accounts a small fraction of emissions, and that the IPCC models are incoherent and scientifically unsound. In the international seminaries in Erice, in 2004, 2005 and 2006, Zichichi said, IPCC models have been repeatedly criticized for their method of approximation. It is plausible, Zichichi said, that "man has nothing to do" with climate changes. Much more important are "energy sent out by the sun and volcanic activities, which spit out lava and an enormous amount of substances in the atmosphere". In a half million years the earth has lost the north and the south pole four times, said Zichichi. Global Warming is not due to man-produced CO2, Zichichi said, because climate changes depend much more significantly from cosmic rays.</p><p></p></div></body>