Author Topic: VATICAN:TRUMP PULLING OUT OF PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE DEAL A ‘SLAP IN THE FACE’  (Read 159 times)

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Pope gave Trump a signed copy of Laudato Si, his 2015 encyclical on climate change, at their meeting several weeks ago, and Vatican Secretary of State Cdl. Pietro Parolin also encouraged Trump to stick with the Paris agreement.

The Paris climate change accord is a multinational effort involving almost 200 countries to reduce carbon emissions, often cited as a source of global warming, in spite of the debated science over the precise cause of climate change.

Treating theory as fact, Sorondo remarked that Trump's decision to pull out "would not only be a disaster but completely unscientific. ... Saying that we need to rely on coal and oil is like saying that the earth is not round. It is an absurdity dictated by the need to make money."

He speculated that Trump had been "maneuvred" by the oil industry.

Sorondo made no mention of Trump's recent pro-life measures, his religious liberty executive order or his plans to roll back Obamacare's birth control mandate — a mandate that has been the source of continuing controversy in the United States, and has left Catholic groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor locked in protracted legal battles over their right to refrain from participating in a birth control regime for employees.

Hichborn told Church Militant, "As the head of the pontifical academies of science and social sciences, you would think he would have something to say about the crisis of abortion and contraception. That he cries about environmental treaties while remaining silent on the estimated 137,000 babies violently murdered in their mothers' wombs on a daily basis speaks volumes."

https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/vatican-official-trump-pulling-out-of-paris-climate-change-deal-a-slap-in-t