Vatican Climate Change Speaker Wants Earth Constitution, Individual CO2 Budget
Reposted from: Old-Thinker News | by Daniel Taylor
On June 18, the Vatican is scheduled to release Pope Francis’ letter addressing climate change to the world.
One of the speakers who will present the letter is Professor John Schnellnhuber, founding director of the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Schnellnhuber has advised German President Angela Merkel on the threat of global warming. As reported by Breitbart, the professor has stated that the world is overpopulated by 6 billion people.
Schnellnhuber is well known for promoting draconian measures to combat climate change. In 2009 he proposed a CO2 budget for every individual on the planet. He has also put forth a “Master Plan” for transforming society that involves creating a system of world government including an earth constitution, a global council and a planetary court.
Global warming science itself is surrounded by fraud. There is also a globalist agenda that is depending on the survival of the idea of global warming.
In a 1991 report titled “The First Global Revolution” published by the Club of Rome, we find the following statement: “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill…. All these dangers are caused by human intervention… The real enemy, then, is humanity itself.”
In the 1970’s, the World Order Models Project, financed by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Rockefeller foundation, proposed “strategies of transition” into a new global era. Saul H. Mendlovitz, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, directed the project. Richard A. Falk, also a member of the CFR, contributed academic work.
One of the goals of the project was to use symbolic leaders of the world to promote the globalist ideas of WOMP and “…break down decades of adherence to [the Westphalian system] and its infrastructure of values, perceptions and institutions.”
The project specifically named the Pope as a potential spokesman for the agenda.
If redistribution of wealth and personal CO2 budgets are in store for the west in response to “climate change”, its values, perceptions and institutions most certainly need to be broken down.
Pope Francis’ Leaked Encyclical Draft Attributes Climate Change To Human Activity
From: Huffington Post
L’Espresso, an Italian magazine, published the 192-page document on its website Monday. The draft encyclical says that while there may be other factors involved in climate change, “numerous scientific studies indicate that the majority of the global warming in recent decades is due to the large concentration of greenhouse gases… emitted above all due to human activity,” according to a Huffington Post translation of the document.
The draft opens by saying climate change is the Earth’s way of protesting “irresponsible use and abuse of the goods that God placed in her.”
“We have grown up thinking that we were her owners and dominators, authorized to loot her,” the draft reads, according to a translation by The Guardian. “The violence that exists in the human heart, wounded by sin, is also manifest in the symptoms of illness that we see in the Earth, the water, the air and in living things.”
The document goes on to declare that access to clean drinking water is “an essential human right, fundamental and universal.” It describes the disproportionate effects of climate change on poor populations, whose “livelihoods depend heavily on nature reserves.” It also accuses those with more resources and greater economic power of “making the problems or hiding the symptoms” of climate change.
“The attitudes that stand in the way of a solution, even among believers, range from negation of the problem, to indifference, to convenient resignation or blind faith in technical solutions,” the draft reads. “Today we cannot help but recognize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach, which must integrate justice in the discussions of the environment, to hear the cry of the earth as much as the cry of the poor.”
Vatican officials reacted swiftly to the leak, saying the document was not the final version of the pope’s letter and urging journalists to respect a Thursday embargo. However, multiple U.S. publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, reported on the contents of the document Monday.
The Vatican announced on June 4 that the encyclical would not be released to the press until Thursday, June 18. It is unclear how L’Espresso acquired the draft ahead of the embargo.
Joshua McElwee, who covers the Vatican for the U.S.-based National Catholic Reporter, tweeted that most other Italian news outlets had decided not to publish anything about the contents of the leaked document.
A Vatican official called the leak a “heinous act” in an interview with Bloomberg.
On May 15, Cardinal Peter Turkson, a Vatican official who helped write a first draft of the encyclical, emphasized the “all-embracing moral imperative” to care for the environment. He said that wealthy countries, in particular, “are morally obligated… to reduce their own carbon emissions and to help protect poorer countries from the disasters caused or exacerbated by the excesses of industrialization.”
The leaked draft invites people everywhere to participate in the task of environmental protection, though it remains to be seen to what extent the pope can actually influence the global conversation on climate change. A HuffPost/YouGov poll in May found that while 82 percent of Americans and 84 percent of American Catholics believe humans have a “moral duty to protect the environment,” only 52 percent of the general population and the same percentage of U.S. Catholics think climate change is caused by humans. (For the record, the overwhelming scientific consensus is that climate change is indeed being caused by humans.)
The document offers a word of hope, however, saying the task of protecting the earth should “unite the whole human family.”
“The Creator does not abandon us, he never backed down in his plan of love,” the draft reads, according to HuffPost’s translation. “Humanity still has the ability to work together to build our common home.”
This article has been updated with translated excerpts of the leaked encyclical.
Pope Francis warns of destruction of Earth’s ecosystem in leaked encyclical
From: The Guardian
Vatican condemns early release of document in which pontiff calls on people to change their lifestyles and energy consumption or face grave consequences
Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this century, according to a leaked draft of a papal encyclical. In a document released by an Italian magazine on Monday, the pontiff will warn that failure to act would have “grave consequences for all of us”.
Francis also called for a new global political authority tasked with “tackling … the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions”. His appeal echoed that of his predecessor, pope Benedict XVI, who in a 2009 encyclical proposed a kind of super-UN to deal with the world’s economic problems and injustices.
According to the lengthy draft, which was obtained and published by L’Espresso magazine, the Argentinean pope will align himself with the environmental movement and its objectives. While accepting that there may be some natural causes of global warming, the pope will also state that climate change is mostly a man-made problem.
“Humanity is called to take note of the need for changes in lifestyle and changes in methods of production and consumption to combat this warming, or at least the human causes that produce and accentuate it,” he wrote in the draft. “Numerous scientific studies indicate that the greater part of the global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases … given off above all because of human activity.”
The pope will also single out those obstructing solutions. In an apparent reference to climate-change deniers, the draft states: “The attitudes that stand in the way of a solution, even among believers, range from negation of the problem, to indifference, to convenient resignation or blind faith in technical solutions.”
The leak has frustrated the Vatican’s elaborate rollout of the encyclical – a papal letter to bishops – on Thursday. Its release had been planned to come before the pope’s trip to the US, where he is due to address the United Nations as well as a joint meeting of Congress.
Journalists were told they would be given an early copy on Thursday morning and that it would be released publicly at noon following a press conference. Cardinal Peter Turkson, who wrote an early draft of the encyclical, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a noted climate scientist in Germany, were expected to attend the press conference. On Monday evening, the Vatican asked journalists not to publish details of the draft, emphasising that it was not the final text. A Vatican official said he believed the leak was an act of “sabotage against the pope”.
The draft is not a detailed scientific analysis of the global warming crisis. Instead, it is the pope’s reflection of humanity’s God-given responsibility as custodians of the Earth.
At the start of the draft essay, the pope wrote, the Earth “is protesting for the wrong that we are doing to her, because of the irresponsible use and abuse of the goods that God has placed on her. We have grown up thinking that we were her owners and dominators, authorised to loot her. The violence that exists in the human heart, wounded by sin, is also manifest in the symptoms of illness that we see in the Earth, the water, the air and in living things.”
He immediately makes clear, moreover, that unlike previous encyclicals, this one is directed to everyone, regardless of religion. “Faced with the global deterioration of the environment, I want to address every person who inhabits this planet,” the pope wrote. “In this encyclical, I especially propose to enter into discussion with everyone regarding our common home.”
According to the leaked document, the pope will praise the global ecological movement, which has “already travelled a long, rich road and has given rise to numerous groups of ordinary people that have inspired reflection”.
In a surprisingly specific and unambiguous passage, the draft rejects outright “carbon credits” as a solution to the problem. It says they “could give rise to a new form of speculation and would not help to reduce the overall emission of polluting gases”. On the contrary, the pope wrote, it could help “support the super-consumption of certain countries and sectors”.
The document is not Francis’s first foray into the climate debate. The pontiff, who was elected in 2013, has previously noted his disappointment with the failure to reach a global accord on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, chiding climate negotiators for having a “lack of courage” during the last major talks held in Lima, Peru.
Francis is likely to want to influence Republicans in Washington with his remarks. Most Republicans on Capitol Hill deny climate change is a man-made phenomenon and have staunchly opposed regulatory efforts by the Obama administration.
The encyclical will make for awkward reading among some Catholic Republicans, including John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House. While many Republicans have praised the pope, it will not be unprecedented for them to make a public break with the pontiff on the issue of global warming.