15 May '11, 12pm

The Vatican says to take climate science seriously

Last week I offered a scientific perspective on the recent Vatican climate report (see “Pray for science “). Here’s a perspective from Marta Cook of CAP’s Faith & Progressive Policy Initiative For many Tea Party leaders and their representatives in Congress, it is an “article of faith ” that the Earth was given to humans by God for their exploitation and dominion. Many have used this distorted theology to support destructive mining and drilling projects, and to pass legislation attempting to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its ability to regulate planet-warming carbon pollution. Conservative members of Congress would rather the federal government subsidize oil companies than invest in clean energy technology. But such reckless disregard for the Earth, its people, and natural resources is being challenged by a broad base of faith leaders who point to the many p...

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