by Dr. Ed Berry, PhD Physics, also posted in NewsWithViews
A new Inquisition.
Four hundred years ago, from 1610 to 1633, the Roman Catholic Church thought it knew more about the solar system than Galileo Galilei. So it subjected Galileo to an Inquisition.
Now, in 2015, Pope Francis thinks he knows more about climate science than thousands of educated climate scientists (like me). So the Pope wants a new Inquisition for those who tell you the truth about climate change.
The fallible Pope Frances “believes” global warming is “mainly” man-made. He believes the Paris summit must implement a Global Warming treaty or our environment is toast. He believes global warming hurts the poor.
He’s wrong on all counts. The loss of carbon-dioxide-restricted abundant cheap energy, not global warming, hurts the poor.
Although the Catholic Church does not claim the Pope is “infallible” in matters of science, few people understand this technicality. So the Pope, with his great influence, does great damage to truth with his false claims about science.
Pope Frances said of the upcoming Paris Climate summit that runs from November 30 to December 11,
“It would be sad, and dare I say even catastrophic, were special interests to prevail over the common good and lead to manipulating information in order to protect their own plans and interests.”
The Pope’s “special interests” refer to the thousands of climate scientists who understand why our carbon dioxide emissions do not threaten the planet, and to Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates who agree with these scientists.
As for “manipulating information,” its the other guys who are manipulating the data to support their failed climate theory.
The conflict between religion and science.
The Pope has exited the domain of religion and entered the domain of science where he has no expertise. Many Protestant churches preach the same false climate claims as the Pope.
The lesson of Galileo is when a church challenges science, science always wins. [Read more…]