BY RICH MATRISCIANO, MARCH 8, 2017
For three days, ending on Ash Wednesday, the Vatican held a Climate Change Conference titled, Biological Extinction.
The attendees discussed the extinction of species caused by climate change and how to address the crisis. In his May 24, 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis made it known that he believes humans have caused the problem. Since only those who agree with the pope participated in the conference, the root causes they identified mirrored those of the pontiff – economic disparity and overpopulation. Rehashing the same old doomsday predictions that haven’t come true for decades, their proposed solutions were no surprise:
The earth’s resources must be more equitably distributed. Rich nations must drastically reduce their use of the earth’s resources, allowing poor nations to improve their standard of living. The Vatican sees the United Nations as the intermediary to achieve this goal. The UN, through its Agenda 21 initiative, has the structure in place to accomplish this, primarily through a global Carbon Tax. The UN would determine how much each rich nation should pay, tax them that amount, then transfer funds and technology to poorer nations.
Does anyone see a problem here?
On a national scale this is what our government has done for five decades; tax the wealthy to improve the lives of the poor. But, the only result this transfer of wealth has achieved is making politicians and bureaucrats rich while the poor stay poor. Does Pope Francis really believe the UN can do a better job on a global scale? Making such an approach even more problematic is the fact that most aid going to these poor nations never gets to the people due to corrupt governments and dictators.
Once again, the Vatican sees the UN as the intermediary. But, do they have the same values and morals as the Catholic Church? Through Agenda 21 the UN has structured a plan to save the earth, reduce the number of humans through forced contraception, forced sterilization and forced abortion. These evils are aimed at the poorest nations where the most pregnancies occur.
I’m sure Pope Francis does not promote these evils, but he invites so-called experts who do promote them to his conference on biological extinction.
University of Cambridge Professor of Economics, Partha Dasgupta and Stanford University Professor of Population Studies, Paul Ehrlich co-authored a paper titled, “Why We’re In The Sixth Great Extinction And What It Means To Humanity.” Both men were invited to the Vatican conference and their paper on population control was a topic of conversation over its three days. It is important to note both men are strong proponents of global forced abortion and mass sterilization.
Ehrlich goes so far as to propose reducing earth’s population from its present 7.4 billion to 1 billion. Prior to attending the conference, he interviewed with the British publication, Guardian saying such a reduction actually has a pro-life effect. So, who gets to play God and choose who gets eliminated?
In May 2015, writing about Ehrlich’s 1968 book, “Population Bomb,” the New York Times said, “[Ehrlich] … opened with the statement ‘The battle to feed all of humanity is over.’ … hundreds of millions would starve to death in the 1970s, 65 million of them would be Americans … India was essentially doomed … England will not exist in the year 2000 … sometime in the next 15 years, [there will be]an utter breakdown of the capacity of the planet to support humanity.”
None of Ehrlich or any of his contemporary’s predictions have come true, which is par for the course with the doomsday crowd. Last I looked India and England were still there and 65 million Americans had not died of starvation.
HOWEVER, 60 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE DIED FROM ABORTION.
In Laudato Si’ the pope laments, “Each year sees the disappearance of thousands of plant and animal species which we will never know … because they have been lost forever. The great majority become extinct for reasons related to human activity. Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence.”
This statement could very well be describing the extinction of human life through abortion.
Many Catholics, me included, have grave concerns about the direction Pope Francis is taking the Church. Just six months into his papacy, the pontiff said the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion and other sins called intrinsic evils. Now he is “obsessed” with climate change. While caring for our planet should be a concern of everyone, isn’t how we sustain it even more important?
Why would Pope Francis partner with Dasgupta, Ehrlich and others who believe eliminating humans is the way to a sustainable planet?
Why would he partner with the UN, a corrupt organization that believes forced abortion, contraception and sterilization is the way to a sustainable planet?
Pope Francis owes us an explanation.