Pope Francis said on Friday that carbon pricing is “essential” to stem global warming – his clearest statement yet in support of penalising polluters – and appealed to climate change deniers to listen to science.
Many people, including Roman Catholics, are unaware that the Catholic pope is also the king of Vatican City, over which he commands his kingdom through the operation of something called the Holy See. From his dual seat of religious leader over the world’s catholics and ruler of the nation of Vatican City, Pope Francis is able to fulfill the prophecies of Revelation 17 and 18 that show Mystery, Babylon to be both governed by both a religious and political ruler. So when King Jorge Mario Bergoglio issues an order, the global elite bow before him, as we see in today’s article on the pope issuing his demands to the CEOs of every major energy company on earth.
“And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!” Revelation 18:9,10,16 (KJV)
Why is the pope so concerned about a carbon tax? Because Rome has always followed the money and will always follow the money. At Jesus First Coming, we see that there was in place a global taxing, so that tells us that there likely will be a global tax in place at His Second Coming. And a carbon tax is the only type of tax that can be applied to all nations equally. You just can’t get around that pesky, old King James Bible, can you? Nope.
“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.” Luke 2:1-3 (KJV)
Don’t you kinda feel sorry for the apostles in the bible? They must have been some kind of chumps to only preach the gospel, and only work to see souls saved, when they could have been out getting insanely wealthy by trading and dealing with world leaders like Jorge here. No, that was sarcasm. The apostles in the Bible have nothing in common with the Roman whore of Revelation 17 and 18, but they would recognize Pope Francis in a second. He’s the “other guy” they warned us to watch out for. Are we listening?
Pope Francis backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals to deniers
FROM REUTERS: In an address to energy executives at the end of a two-day meeting, Pope Francis also called for “open, transparent, science-based and standardised” reporting of climate risk and a “radical energy transition” away from carbon to save the planet.
Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay for the costs of using the fossil fuels that contribute to global warming, and to spur investment in low-carbon technology.
The Vatican said attendees of the closed-door meeting at its Academy of Sciences, a follow-up to one a year ago, included the CEOs of Royal Dutch Shell, Eni, BP, Repsol, Conoco Phillips, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and executives of investment funds.
“Collectively, these leaders will influence the planet’s future, perhaps more than any in the world,” said Father John Jenkins, president of the U.S. University of Notre Dame, which organised the meeting.
A small group of demonstrators gathered outside a Vatican gate. One held a sign reading “Dear Oil CEOs – Think of Your Children”.
Francis, who has made many calls for environmental protection and has clashed over climate change with leaders such as U.S. President Donald Trump, said the ecological crisis “threatens the very future of the human family”.
“WE HAVE FAILED TO LISTEN”
He criticised those who, like Trump, doubt the science that shows human activity is causing the earth to heat up.
“For too long we have collectively failed to listen to the fruits of scientific analysis, and doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain,” Francis said. Discussion of climate change and energy transition must be rooted in “the best scientific research available today”.
Trump, asked in an interview if he accepted climate science, said last week: “I believe there’s a change in weather, and I think it changes both ways.” He has said the United States will withdraw from the Paris accord, a 2016 global agreement to fight climate change.
Pope Francis, who wrote an encyclical – a significant document on Church teaching – in 2015 on protection of the environment, and strongly supports the Paris accord, said time was running out to meet its goals.
“Faced with a climate emergency, we must take action accordingly, in order to avoid perpetrating a brutal act of injustice towards the poor and future generations,” he said. “We do not have the luxury of waiting for others to step forward, or of prioritising short-term economic benefits.”
Oil companies have come under growing pressure from investors and activists to meet the Paris goals.
Companies including Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Total have laid out plans to expand their renewable energy business and reduce emissions. Critics say such gestures are minor parts of businesses that overwhelmingly depend on an economy that continues to pollute.
BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said after the meeting that “the world needs to take urgent action to get us on a more sustainable path and it is critical that everyone plays their part – companies and investors, governments and individuals”. READ MORE
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