By Jim Jun 16 2015 Pope FrancisClimate ChangeThe Pope " called for a new global political authority tasked with “tackling … the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions”" 1136 reads There is 1 Comment Oh, bummer.... Bert Perry - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:21pm ....and the article's very existence is apparently an act of sabotage by a clever person against the Vatican. OK, guys, who did it? Me? Jim? Aaron? Tyler? Ed? Larry? You know we fundamentalists have the long knives out for Rome! Fess up, now. :^) Seriously, anyone familiar with the hideous environmental history of centrally planned economies--Lake Baikal, Shanghai and Beijing, really most of the world from the Sea of Japan to Germany--ought to cringe at the Pope's suggestion of a central authority to regulate this. We'll just get bazillions more coal-fired Chevy Volts and such and make the problem (whatever its magnitude) worse. My brother's definition of "environmentalist": "Person who cannot do math or science". (and he identifies as one, FWIW) Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.