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October 28th 2011 print

Cardinal George Pell

The climate zealots

My suspicions have been deepened over the years by the climate movement’s totalitarian approach to opposing views, their demonizing of successful opponents and their opposition to the publication of opposing views even in scientific journals.


The Global Warming Policy Foundation, 2011 Annual GWPF Lecture, Westminster Cathedral Hall, 26 October 2011


One Christian Perspective on Climate Change

Cardinal George Pell

My suspicions have been deepened over the years by the climate movement’s totalitarian approach to opposing views, their demonizing of successful opponents and their opposition to the publication of opposing views even in scientific journals.

The rewards for proper environmental behaviour are uncertain, unlike the grim scenarios for the future as a result of human irresponsibility, which have a dash of the apocalyptic about them.

The immense financial costs true believers would impose on economies can be compared with the sacrifices offered traditionally in religion, and the sale of carbon credits with the pre-Reformation practice of selling indulgences.

Some of those campaigning to save the planet are not merely zealous but zealots.

Read Cardinal Pell’s lecture (pdf) here…