During Pope Francis’s World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, he pointed the blame straight at humans for the problems going on in the environment.
Tragically, the human response to this gift has been marked by sin, selfishness and a greedy desire to possess and exploit. Egoism and self-interest have turned creation, a place of encounter and sharing, into an arena of competition and conflict. In this way, the environment itself is endangered: something good in God’s eyes has become something to be exploited in human hands. Deterioration has increased in recent decades: constant pollution, the continued use of fossil fuels, intensive agricultural exploitation and deforestation are causing global temperatures to rise above safe levels. The increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme weather phenomena and the desertification of the soil are causing immense hardship for the most vulnerable among us. Melting of glaciers, scarcity of water, neglect of water basins and the considerable presence of plastic and microplastics in the oceans are equally troubling, and testify to the urgent need for interventions that can no longer be postponed. We have caused a climate emergency that gravely threatens nature and life itself, including our own.
I couldn’t tell if this was the Pope or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. There is no question humans have some impact on the environment. We live on earth and will do things that impact the environment. However, the idea that humans are more bad for the environment is complete nonsense than mother nature itself is nonsense. Mother Nature has caused animal species to go extinct. Mother Nature has caused forest fires. Mother Nature has polluted its own atmosphere with CO2. In fact, everything that Pope Francis blames on human greed and competition is actually found in Mother Nature itself. That isn’t to say we shouldn’t stop pollution. We should. This isn’t to say we shouldn’t avoid forest fires that are aided by human hands. This isn’t to say that we should never worry about the environment. We should. I am just getting quite sick of humanity being lambasted for it. I am sick of people taking humanity as a whole and saying you are the problem in the world.
Then we have the “urgent for interventions that can no longer be postponed” claim. Does Pope Francis understand what he is advocating for with a phrase like this? A complete restructuring of the world’s economy. Billions of people having their way of life changed from a Middle Class or upper-middle-class lifestyle to one of poverty. This isn’t just an American thing either. Making humans poorer will be a global effect of the climate alarmist movement.
We then have the abortion issue. Pope Francis does not advocate for abortion. However, by claiming that Climate Change is a dire threat that needs to be fixed by a complete restruction of the world he is giving aid to the abortion lobby. Just yesterday Bernie Sanders pushed the debunked overpopulation myth. He called for more access to abortion in poor countries so as a way to fix it.
This type of alarmist rhetoric is dangerous. It lends credence to an idea that we must be willing to lose everything in order to fix this issue. If you want to know how Fascism will enter America it will undoubtedly come from this movement.
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