Scientists and Cardinal at Vatican Conference Dismantle Global Warming Paganism, Population Reduction

28 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>Scientists and Cardinal at Vatican Conference Dismantle Global Warming Paganism, Population Reduction</h1><p>April 28 (EIRNS) - International scientists and religious leaders confronted promoters of Global Warming theories in a two-days conference in the Vatican, concluding that there is no evidence of man-induced climate change and that urgent priority for humanity is the development of the third world.</p><p>As reported by Zenit news agency, Cardinal Renato Martino, head of the Pontifical Council Justitia et Pax, the event organizer, chaired the meeting, focusing on the new paganism and on depopulation policies hidden behind climate hysteria . In the concluding speech at the conference, Cardinal Martino said that "Man has an undisputable superiority within Creation and, in virtue of his being a person endowed with an immortal soul, cannot be equal to other living beings, nor considered a disturbing element to the naturalistic ecological balance.... The Social Doctrine of the Church," Martino said, "must deal with many current forms of idolatry of nature, which loose sight of Man. Such ecologies often emerge in the debate on demographic issue and the relationship among population, environment and development".</p><p>Martino recounted how at the 1994 Cairo World Population Conference, where he led the Vatican delegation, already he had to "oppose, together with many third world countries, the idea according to which population increase in the next decades would be such as to collapse natural balances and prevent the development of the planet." Such views have been defeated, Martino said, but "in the meantime, those same ones who pushed such views have promoted, as a means to prevent the supposed environmental catastrophe, all but natural instruments, such as the use of abortion and mass sterilization in high-birth rate poor countries".</p><p>"The Church", Martino concluded, "is confident in Man and in his ever new capacity of finding solutions to problems posed to him by history. Such capacities allow him to often reject the ever recurring, gloomy and unprobable catastrophic predictions".</p><p>During the debate, such catastrophic predictions pushed by, among others, British environment minister David Milliband, have been rejected by world-renowned scientists, who exposed the incompetence of both Milliband and the IPCC methodologies. Among these, Italian scientist Antonino Zichici, US scientist Craig Idso and Italian energy expert Claudio Rafanelli.</p><p>Craig Idso, in an interview with the daily Avvenire, explained that CO2, far from being a pollution agent, is a resource for development. "All this hysteria on anthropogenic causes of global warming has persuaded the collective imagination that CO2 is a polluter, or a synonym of pollution. This is simply absurd: our very life on earth depends on CO2, and it is thanks to CO2, combined with water, that plants grow. Therefore, an increase of CO2 is beneficial if we think of vegetation, or to the possibility of increasing agricultural productivity".</p><p>In a clear reference to Al Gore's role, Antonino Zichichi, chairman of the World Federation of Scientists, slammed the fact that "the [climate] discussion has not been conducted among scientists, but has been used in such a way that public opinion has the feeling that we are able to explain the climate of the past, the present and the future. Nothing is further away from the truth".</p><p>Condensing the spirit of the debate, Justitia et Pax secretary Msgr. Giampaolo Crepaldi said that the Church sees as its main concern "the development of poor countries," and therefore global warming cannot become a pretext to prevent third world development.</p></div></body>