Pope Francis: “Global Political Authority” needed to tackle climate change

Pope pushes One World governmental authority in advance of Sept. 25, 2015, U.N. appearance

The UK’s Guardian News carries the report “Pope Francis warns of destruction of Earth’s ecosystem in leaked encyclical.”

The 192-page encyclical comes packed with dire predictions of an apocalyptic future from the religious leader, now masquerading as a far-left scientist. Francis lambastes rich countries for “looting” the world and takes aim at bankers and climate skeptics for accelerating its decline. Further, he warns that the world is facing widespread crop failure, economic ruin, mass migration and the destruction of entire eco-systems as he repeatedly linked climate change with the plight of the poor.

From the Guardian report:

“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. (The Vatican was enraged by the leak accusing the magazine responsible of a “heinous act” that amounted to “sabotage against the pope.”)

Francis also called for a new global political authority tasked with “tackling … the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions.” 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 leaked 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.”

Read that to mean that those in industrialized nations, especially Americans, must drastically scale back their standard of living. His provocative mastery of Marxist, anti-capitalist  buzzwords is disturbing, with redistribution of wealth one of his frequent themes. Yet he does not deny himself the latest technology as he travels the globe like a jetsetter, frequently tweets and even takes selfies. Last year his tweet, “inequality is the root of social evil,” set off a heated debate in which he was  criticized for increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church. Francis previously slammed “trickle-down” economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive” theory.

Seeing Red AZ posted, “Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines,” May 14, just one month ago.

We concluded that post with these words: Income redistribution is the main theme of Karl Marx’ Communist Manifesto: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”


16 Responses to Pope Francis: “Global Political Authority” needed to tackle climate change

  1. Dennis O"Brien says:

    This pope is an utter disgrace. There is plenty for him to be attending to within the scandal plagued church.



    Instead he wants to impose his Socialist views honed in his native Argentina, on the world. His degree in chemistry does not make him an environmental scientist. Scores of actual scientists reject Al Gore’s “global warming” theory which made him billions and is now an established part of the indoctrination of American students by liberal NEA unionist teachers. The idea of global warming was disproved by cooler than usual temperatures, causing the doom and gloomers to rename it “climate change.”

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Pope Francis has an agenda that is framed in Marxism. German born Benedict saw firsthand the evils it presented. Catholics who unquestioningly swallow this tripe represent the most gullible. For me, Pope Francis makes it impossible to identify as a political conservative AND a Catholic.

  2. MacBeth says:

    Francis showed his contempt for the freedom of speech Americans take for granted as a First Amendment right when he irrationally tried to justify the terror attacks on satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. At the time, he said there were limits to freedom of speech, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith. The Vatican later tried to soften the intent of his comments, but it’s clear to see who and what this man is. I don’t recall the pope telling the Islamists who behead and burn caged prisoners their “free speech” has limitations.

  3. Clementine says:

    I believe Pope Benedict was forced out. Yes, he was in ill health, but so have many other popes been since they are chosen from among the elderly in the church hierarchy to begin with. He was the first pope in 600 years to “resign.” The church lurches left here in the USA, in the Vatican and worldwide. It promotes amnesty for its own selfish reasons, since it needs submissive people to keep maintain attendance.
    These reasons all make sense except #5.


  4. Pima Pal says:

    Many Hispanic/Latino “immigrants” (ILLEGALS) are leaving the church and becoming Evangelicals, Mormons and ….yes, even Muslims!! Come to Tucson and see for yourselves.


  5. azgary says:

    Boehner Uses Every Game in the Book to Keep Obamatrade Alive

    After suffering a defeat last week when Democrats voted down the trade subsidy component of the trade bill (TAA), Obama and Boehner realized they lacked the votes to pass TPA at this juncture. So, Plan B ensued. Just how far is Boehner willing to go to pass Obamatrade? Boehner had the House Rules Committee draft a resolution enabling leadership to bring up TPA at a moment’s notice on any day through July 31. Today, the House passed the rule 236-189.

    Only six conservatives voted against this rule today ( of course all of az’s “republicans” gave boehner the power to do this….vote results: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll366.xml).
    Aside from the complications of it being conflated with the intelligence bill, they were sternly warned not to vote against the rule. Last week, 34 Republicans voted against the rule to debate the TPA in the first place and almost defeated the bill – before Pelosi delivered eight Democrats to Boehner’s column and saved the process. Today we learned that three Republicans – Reps. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Steve Pearce (R-NM) were tossed off the whip team for voting down the rule.

    Typically, rules for debate on a specific bill expire after a few days or a week and cannot be brought to the floor without crafting a new rule. Boehner took the unprecedented step of granting Obamatrade this privileged floor status for a full six weeks so that GOP Leadership and Obama can engage in horse-trading in an attempt to secure the necessary votes for passage.

    Instead of awarding this status to something that actually addresses a current crisis, like say, an Iran sanctions bill, GOP leadership has proven the only fight they’re willing to engage in is passing Obama’s trade promotion at all costs.

    What’s worse is that this rule to grant the trade bill such privileged status was not a standalone resolution. It was attached to a completely unrelated resolution governing the rule for the upcoming bill to reauthorize our intelligence programs. Hence, Boehner engaged in cowardice and deceit by forcing members to support this chicanery or be viewed as blowing up an intelligence authorization bill.

    Leadership pursued this strategy for two reasons. First, it gives them six weeks to bribe, threaten, cajole, and horse-trade in order to buy off enough votes to pass the final TPA. And once again, they are not negotiating with conservatives by promising them a strong push on important priorities, such as immigration, Iran, Obamacare, or protecting religious liberty. They are fully negotiating with the Democrats and will promise them almost anything in order to consummate their support for their own leader’s trade deal.
    And secondly, passage of this duplicitous rule enables leadership to potentially slam the bill on the floor at any moment between now and the August recess. They have the ability to find a vulnerable time for members and pass the trade assistance (and thereby finalize the broader trade package) with a simple voice vote. Leadership has already employed this tactic before. –

  6. azgary says:

    Republicans Move to Save Obamacare Subsidies if Supreme Court Eliminates Them

    lesser of two evils………

    yeah, right

  7. jon jensen says:

    This is why I support separation of church and state though many here don’t!

    • Tucson PC says:

      In my opinion this far surpasses any “church and state” concerns. Vatican City is a quasi nation within Italy. The pope is the titular head of not just the church but also this small nation within a nation. Think of it as a similar situation to Indian Reservations that exist within states but have their own governments including “presidents’ and courts.
      Since Catholics worldwide revere popes regarding them as infallible, or unable to err, it sets up quite a conundrum. He is regarded, and obviously regards himself, as a head of state, traveling from country to country to meet with leaders such as Cuba’s Communist President Raul Castro! The previous popes I have knowledge of were far less haughty. This one believes his own hype. My entire conservative family moved on when the church began veering further and further left and advocating for amnesty for illegals.

  8. American Dad says:

    Drudge is headlining with this report. “Confidence in Religion Hits New Low.” It’s not much of a leap to imagine this extremist and arrogant Pope is certainly a contributing factor for many Catholics.

  9. Night Owl says:

    Religious leader or not, this man is very worrisome. This article provides some interesting background on Argentina and its economy, politics and leadership. It also explains more about what formed the radical Francis.

  10. Anthem Al says:

    The pope is am arrogant hypocrite. He has the nerve to blame the hotly disputed junk science of global warming on an “unfair, fossil fuel-based industrial model” which he claims “harms the poor.” He lives among immense riches in the Vatican, has people kiss his ring and flies in jets. He’s the Al Gore of religion. Both use this topic to promote themselves. If he’s so worried about the world’s poor, he could sell off some of the opulence that surrounds him. I’m not a Catholic, but it’s easy to see why that church is losing members. He insults thinking people.

  11. Enuff says:

    Francis refers to climate change as the urgent moral issue confronting humanity, shamefully relegating the growing global Islamic threat of ISIS to back burner status. Islam is spreading rapidly throughout Europe, where the native birthrates in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Holland, the UK, Russia and other regions is not even at replacement levels and Muslim immigrants have large families. increasingly secular Canada now acknowledges Islam as the fastest growing religion. The USA is following the same path. Islam has surpassed Catholicism in converts. Many Mexicans and Central Americans illegals in the USA are converting to Islam. The pope is a dope.
    This information is not new. It’s only worsened in the years since it was released in 2009..

  12. Orion says:

    This perverse pope has the nerve to call the industrialized world, that creates jobs and better lives for millions, “perverse.” Stop calling him a Socialist or Marxist. He’s a disgustingly pompous capitalist hating Communist and it’s long past time to say so. The damage he’s doing is incalculable.

    • CD 8 PC says:

      You’re right. I will change my language since I am one who has referred to him as a Marxist. That’s a descriptive term that probably goes over the heads of many in our undereducated populace. This COMMUNIST Pope says “revolution is needed” to combat climate change. I nearly gagged when I saw that on the news this morning. Francis is a despicable man, pope or not.