Try this for a headline, “The Pope condemns the climate change prophets of doom.” This is an article in the UK’s Daily Mail.
Pope Benedict XVI has launched a surprise attack on climate change prophets of doom, warning them that any solutions to global warming must be based on firm evidence and not on dubious ideology.
The leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics suggested that fears over man-made emissions melting the ice caps and causing a wave of unprecedented disasters were nothing more than scare-mongering.
The German-born Pontiff said that while some concerns may be valid it was vital that the international community based its policies on science rather than the dogma of the environmentalist movement.
On nuclear proliferation, another top shelf concern nowadays, AP reports “Pope warns against nuclear proliferation.” Pope Benedict said this . . .
“the danger of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons causes well-founded apprehension in every responsible person.”
The inference of course is Iran. One might expect the New York Times to cover The Holy See, or most certainly the Christian Science Monitor. Their search engines turn up zero on both. Both stories are about what the Pope will be addressing in his annual message to world leaders for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace on Jan. 1st.
Why do you think this news isn’t fit to print? Could it be because the media doesn’t like global warming “deniers,” as Al Gore would most assuredly label the Pope? Or maybe because the Pope doesn’t wear a turban? In both cases, Pope Benedict’s beliefs seem to be contrary to the template of today’s mainstream media. Yeah, that’s it.