As expected, the leaked Encylical is being translated. Here is the take of National Journal from what they have read:
1) Global warming is real
While the document largely focuses on theology and morality, it does go headlong into the science of the causes and impacts of climate change. The draft document says there is a scientific consensus that the climate is warming because of human actions, and that it is reflected in rising sea levels and increasing extreme weather events. The document even goes further into specific consequences of climate change on biodiversity and marine life, among others.
2) Fossil fuels are a problem
The encyclical states that fossil fuels, such as oil and to a lesser extent natural gas, should be phased out without delay in favor of renewable energy. While renewable power is built up, the encyclical says, it is permissible to rely on fossil fuels, but that overall, the extraction and burning of oil and gas is evil. The document further calls for countries to adopt policies that will reduce emissions of carbon dioxides and other gases.
One policy that Francis dismisses is the use of carbon credits, which he says could give rise to speculation rather than direct action to reduce emissions.
3) Governments should act on climate change—and do it right
The timing of the encyclical is no mystery—Vatican officials have said the document is meant to influence the United Nations climate talks in Paris this year. Francis repeatedly calls on governments to fight climate change, both domestically and through international agreements
Francis says previous international negotiations, specifically the 2012 UN meetings in Rio de Janeiro, produced ineffective results because countries were looking after the own interests rather than the common good. Francis also is calling on countries to set their own long-term policies on climate change, warning that environmental regulations should not change as governments come in and out of power.
Go here to read the rest. The actual words of an Encyclical are of course all important and PopeWatch will be giving extensive coverage to the official translation. However, what the world is reading now is that the Pope has endorsed the dubious science behind global warming, attacked fossil fuels as evil and called for governments to take action to fight a problem that may well be non-existent. If this is a correct reading of the Encyclical, Catholicism will now be among the institutions damaged when the global warming scam falls apart. There is a very good reason why Christ said that His Kingdom is not of this world, and would that His present Vicar would take that statement to heart, rather than taking sides in this buffoonish obsession of eco-fanatics, power hungry governments and scientists peddling politicized junk science.