Pope’s Remarks at White House – “Climate Change Can No Longer be left to a Future Generation”

September 23, 2015

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To the discomfort of conservatives, Pope Francis doubled down on his environmental concerns Wednesday that climate change “can no longer be left to a future generation.”

Speaking from the White House lawn, the pope’s speech emphasized the global need to protect the planet from the impacts of climate change. The pope will also give a speech to Congress on Thursday.

Impressive that he cuts right to the chase.

16 Responses to “Pope’s Remarks at White House – “Climate Change Can No Longer be left to a Future Generation””

  1. jimbills Says:

    The Pope’s comments regarding climate change in video – 3:57 to 6:30.

    “We can say that we have defaulted on a promissory note — and now is a time to honor it.”

  2. dumboldguy Says:

    Between the wind noise, his accent, and my loud-noise-damaged hearing, I gave up on this clip and will have to wait for a transcript. I went to the straight Youtube version to see if it was any clearer—-it wasn’t.

    While there, I read some of the comments. Anyone who wants to see what kind of “conservative” and “christian” morons and degenerates hold the key to the future of this country, mankind, and the planet should check them out.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Finding some good reports on the speech.

      http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/09/23/3704636/pope-francis-address-climate-change/

      Also some info on a complete moron that the morons in AZ elected to Congress. He’s going to boycott the Pope’s speech before congress. I wonder how many other Repugnants plan to do that? Gosar’s rationale:

      “Media reports indicate His Holiness instead intends to focus the brunt of his speech on climate change — a climate that has been changing since first created in Genesis,” Gosar writes. “More troubling is the fact that this climate change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into “climate justice” and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies.”

      “If the Pope stuck to standard Christian theology, I would be the first in line. If the Pope spoke out with moral authority against violent Islam, I would be there cheering him on. If the Pope urged the Western nations to rescue persecuted Christians in the Middle East, I would back him wholeheartedly,” he writes. “But when the Pope chooses to act and talk like a leftist politician, then he can expect to be treated like one.”

      http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/09/18/3703006/gosar-boycott-pope-francis/

      And check me if I’m wrong on this—-in Gosar’s mind, it is proper to walk out when any “leftist politician” speaks his mind? Just because he’s seen as a “leftist” in GOSAR’S right-twisted brain? I guess he and Bernie S will never be in the same room. Bernie is glad.


    • My problem is worse: The f’n video doesn’t even work on my f’n browser.
      Some excerpt here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/23/pope-francis-climate-change-white-house-speech

  3. rayduray Says:

    The Pope is a hero in my book! 🙂

    And in news from London, I’m wondering if this is what an old testament prophet should look like while delivering a jeremiad? http://tinyurl.com/otkec24

    • rayduray Says:

      In further non-news, the AP news agency has narrowed the choices its writers may use to describe anyone furthering Climate Crocks. They are no longer to be described as “Deniers or Skeptics”. No, that’s no P.C. enough for the language whitewashers at AP. Now we can only call the criminals, crazies and creeps of the climate denial industry as “doubters”. Thomas would be apoplectic. 🙂

      http://grist.org/article/ap-bars-reporters-from-saying-climate-skeptic-and-climate-denier/

    • dumboldguy Says:

      “….the AP says “climate change deniers” is also out because “denier has the pejorative ring of Holocaust denier.”???

      What the HELL Is wrong with these people? And they bring up the HOLOCAUST in this context? That is so much overreach that they can scratch the man-in-the-moon’s ass from where they’re sitting.

      I can accept the logic behind not using “skeptic”, but the word “doubter” is a sorry excuse for the word DENIER, which perfectly describes them. They don’t “doubt” AGW, which implies that there is perhaps some small acceptance of it—-they outright deny the science, facts, logic, rational thinking, and ethics involved in the AGW problem.

      Who has bought off the AP? Since print and broadcast journalism ownership seems to be be getting more concentrated and corporate-owned, it wouldn’t surprise me to find that Koch brothers dirty money is there under the horsepucky somewhere. Maybe we’ll hear about it in 33 years.

      • MorinMoss Says:

        They’ve bought into Willard Watts climate correctness. You can call anyone who believes in AGW just about any pejorative but you can’t call a denier a denier on WUWT.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Yep, that’s the “look”—-he might grow a beard and longer hair though.

  4. Wes Hopper Says:

    I’ve met Gosar and he’s a Mormon from very rural AZ, and this grandstanding plays well with his followers. I’ve slowly come to realize that many of these deluded folks actually BELIEVE the crap that they’re spewing. Based on his comments quoted above, he seems to fall into the “true believers” camp. It’s sad, because you can’t even have a conversation with these folks and stay sane.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      “…he’s a Mormon from VERY rural AZ”? Say no more.

      In this case, Mormon (- one m) = Moron.

      • MorinMoss Says:

        “He’s a one-M Mormon” – that’s something we could have used back when Mittens Rmoney was running for C-in-C.

        • dumboldguy Says:

          Yeah. Unfortunately, such thoughts often strike me far too long after the fact to be fully useful. Although I do think there are enough “one-M Mormons” like Gosar running around that we will have opportunity to use it again, and we can look for more examples—-ike “Trump (- the T) = the Rump”?


  5. I’m going to be blunt. A major reason I’ve been driven away from religion in general is because of how greedy and arrogant its leaders, and followers, have been. Especially with respect to the complete disregard many of them have about any other living creature except themselves. Climate denial is at the pinnacle of that arrogance, because it shows how morally corrupt they (actually our entire society) are, that they don’t care about millions, no, billions of people, countless species of animals, even plant life, and the suffering the Western lifestyle will hand to the less fortunate. Simply because they can’t SEE it directly with their own eyes. If you run over a pedestrian but you didn’t see it, does that leave you off the hook? NO.

    This pope is opening that box right up, and forcing people to look into it. He’s a hero. The man he is could not have been the same person if he’d been picked from Europe or the US, I believe. He had to come from a third world country, to see the ills of our Western lifestyle so clearly. I am sure, absolutely certain, he knows that what he’s saying makes him a target, which makes him doubly the hero.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Well said, and you can add to that some of the specific reasons why I was driven away from the Catholic Church I was born into and raised in. Once I started to become educated and old enough to become “aware”, I found the following things to be repugnant.

      1) The church’s history of persecution—-the Inquisition, Galileo, etc.
      2) The failure to deal with the child molestation issue in the U.S. and Ireland.
      3) The church’s early “tailoring” of the bible to suit itself.
      4) Pope Pius XII, the Holocaust, and the church’s relationship with Nazi Germany.
      5) The vast wealth accumulated by the church that was NOT being used to help the poor as Jesus would have wanted.
      6) The church’s stance towards women.
      7) The fact that the church is nothing but a 2000 year old “old boys club” whose main goal has been to preserve their privileged place in the world.
      8) The previous item was reinforced when I saw my parents being constantly hectored from the pulpit to give more money to the church by a priest who ate better than we did, lived in a nicer house, had nicer clothes, and drove a better car.

      I could go on, but that’s enough. Yes Francis IS a hero of the highest order, and as much because he is taking on the church he leads as for his stance on climate change. He will be lucky if someone within the church doesn’t assassinate him—-there IS precedent (maybe he needs to employ a food taster as some Popes had to?). I hope we don’t read a Daniel Silva novel one day about it.


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