I have debated the use of The Pontifical Academy of Science Paper Titled “Fate of Mountain Glaciers
in the Anthropocene”.
Some would wish us to believe that:
1 This is an Official Paper of the Pontifical Academy of Science.
2: That this paper is endorsed by the Pontifical Academy of Science.
3: That this paper is an endorsement by The Vatican and even The Pope.
It is none of these!
The paper is written by the same folks that brought us “Glacier Gate” and IPCC leads.Including IPCC’s main lead R. Pachauri.
Here are the authors:
Ajai, L. Bengtsson, D. Breashears, P.J. Crutzen, S. Fuzzi, W. Haeberli, W.W. Immerzeel, G.
Kaser, C. Kennel, A. Kulkarni, R. Pachauri, T. H. Painter, J. Rabassa, V. Ramanathan, A.
Robock, C. Rubbia, L. Russell, M. Sánchez Sorondo, H.J. Schellnhuber, S. Sorooshian, T. F.
Stocker, L.G. Thompson, O.B. Toon, D. Zaelke, J. Mittelstraß
Working Group Co-chairs are underlined. [From the paper ]
So how many of these authors are actual members?
Let’s look at the Lead Author. The group’s co-chair, Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen, signed the Humanist Mansefesto – a very un Catholic stance. An Atheist.
So if the “entire” Pontifical Academy of Science endorsed this paper…….We seem to be missing 78 signatures.
The paper referred: Isn’t even a Pontifical Academy of Science Paper. It was commissioned by the PAS…mainly by one person within the PAS, to report TO the PAS. It is a “Working Group Paper” as it clearly states. “A Report by the Working Group Commissioned by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences”.
Many like to refer to the “PRAYER” WITHIN THE WORKING PAPER” as if this came from the Pontifical Academy of Science. Catholics don’t usually abide by Atheist prayers…For that matter…Identify The Catholics within this Working Group. [ I can only identify one – for sure ].
The commissioner of this working group has had some other questionable “Working Groups“.Which prompted this reply from the OFFICIAL SPOKES PERSON OF THE VATICAN…””The statement is not a statement of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences because the Pontifical Academy of Sciences as such — 80 members — wasn’t consulted about it and will not be consulted about it,” Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the academy’s chancellor, told Catholic News Service.
The statement, which was recently made public by a private science-publishing company in the Netherlands, also “has no value as the magistrate of the church,” he said in an e-mail response to questions Dec. 1.
Later the same day, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, issued a similar communique, adding that the pro-GM statement “cannot be considered an official position of the Holy See.”
Back to this paper:
“The working group consists of glaciologist, climate scientists, meteorologists, hydrologists,
physicists, chemists, mountaineers, and lawyers organized by the Pontifical Academy of
Sciences at the Vatican, to contemplate the observed retreat of the mountain glaciers, its causes
and consequences. This report resulted from a workshop in April 2011 at the Vatican.” AND at least ONE rail road engineer…. R. Pachauri.
The Pope has NOT spoken from “The Chair” these words: “Anthropogenic Global Warming”. “AGW”. “Anthropocene”?
That leaves one: “Natural Climate Changes” does it not?
As a Fact, Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer Intentions For January 2012
General Intention: Victims of “Natural Disasters”.
“That the victims of “natural disasters” may receive the spiritual and material comfort they need to rebuild their lives.”