(PatriotWise.com)- In a message last week, Pope Francis kvetched about “Climate Change” and announced that he recently instructed the Holy See to sign on to the UN’s Climate Convention and the 2015 Paris Climate Accord.
The pope submitted a written message to those attending the Pontifical Academy of Sciences’ conference on Resilience of People and Ecosystems under Climate Stress. In it, the pope said humanity must reduce carbon emissions to combat “Climate Change.” He urged wealthy nations to assist others in adapting to “progressively worsening changes to the climate.”
Calling “Climate Change” an “emergency that no longer remains at the margins of society,” the pope claimed it is “reshaping” industrial and agricultural systems and “adversely affecting the global human family, especially the poor.”
The pope said it was a “moral obligation” for all Christians to battle “Climate Change” as they are called to be stewards of creation.
Francis also claimed that “Climate Change” and the environment have become “severe and increasing problems” for humanity.
This claim, however, is not reflected in the facts.
The number of deaths from severe weather has been decreasing globally, dropping by nearly 99 percent in the last century.
As climate expert, Björn Lomborg wrote in the Wall Street Journal last year, a century ago, on average, nearly a half million people a year died from severe weather events like storms, floods, droughts, extreme heat, and wildfires. By 2020, that number dropped to just 14,000.
Unsurprisingly, the Marxist pope also urged the wealthiest, freest countries to bear the brunt of combatting “Climate Change” by reducing carbon emissions and spending their citizens’ tax dollars to provide “financial as well as technological assistance” to poorer countries so they “may follow their example.”
The pope noted that he had recently approved for the Holy See to “accede to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreemen