The Independent: The Pope has been hailed for making a profoundly important intervention to the debate on global warming after making clear that climate change is real, dangerous and manmade – as he called for a new system of global government to tackle this unprecedented worldwide threat.
“Recent world summits on the environment have failed to live up to expectations because, due to a lack of political will, they were unable to reach truly meaningful and effective global agreements on the environment.”
Opinion: To a student of Bible prophecy the headline above is almost hard to believe since it is more likely to be from Revelation 13 than from a British website. That the spiritual leader of 1.3 billion people (who call themselves Christians) would call for global government leaves me at a loss for words.
The question is, can the pope provide enough moral authority to boost President Obama’s and UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon’s push for wealth redistribution through taxation on carbon emissions at the Paris Climate Summit in December?
Both leaders were ecstatic with the Pope:
Ban Ki Moon: “It is an issue of social justice, human rights and fundamental ethics for the international community to do far more to help the poorest and most vulnerable members of society, who are suffering most from climate impacts yet had least to do with causing the problem.”
President Barack Obama: “I welcome His Holiness Pope Francis’s encyclical, and deeply admire the Pope’s decision to make the case – clearly, powerfully, and with the full moral authority of his position – for action on global climate change.”
“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” Revelation 13:16-12