Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Catholics, Global Warming and the New Devotion

I have been pretty busy the last couple of days, but a couple of thoughts have been running though my mind the last couple of months...

Global Warming, I mean, Climate Change (we have to get out Orwellian phrases correct, you understand) has become the new devotion or cause of the social justice crowd. We see some religious orders making that a part of their regular ministry. We see parishes have whole committees on it with regular meetings on the issues. (Although I see them really more as cost savings committees - changing light bulbs and such.) Even this Archdiocese has had a day at the McCarrick Center on the Church and the Environment.

However, over the last few weeks, we have seen that the "climate change" experts have been "fixing" the numbers. Kinda like a mobster who "fixes" a boxing match. Now, many of us believed that ALGORE was full of hot air from the start but with the release of emails on this, everyone can see that this has been "rigged."

Considering that the meeting in Copenhagen this week will feature 1200 Limos, 140 private jets and spew more than 40,000 tons of carbon just there alone, should make people really wonder about those who claim to be interested in saving the planet.

Now, as one who likes to go into the great outdoors, I believe that it is important to conserve when appropriate, and to make certain not to destroy but this is really out of hand.

Sheryl Crowe talks about using on piece of toilet paper. I wonder how many she uses and how often she travels in a private limo or SUV?

Does Leonardo Dicaprio have to jet around the world for appearances at his latest movie? Why can't he just video conference in?

So, I wonder what should happen to these Church Committees? Will the various religious groups begin to see the light that they have been hoodwinked? Or will they stick to their beliefs, similar to those that believe that the moon landing was a hoax and that the Holocaust never existed.

Just some random thoughts. What do you think?

1 comment:

Mr Flapatap said...

Ahh... but, you see, they are all buying so called "carbon credits" which, to me, that is the same argument that it is ok to beat your wife because you are going to buy her flowers later. If the planet is in such dire straits as they say, they should not do all this wasting AND whatever offsets they can. That just tells me that not even them believe it.