Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Frequently PopeWatch has a problem distinguishing the Pope from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:
The Holy Father sounded a dire warning about the current state of affairs. “The signs today are not good”, he said, pointing to declining investment in clean energy and a rise in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Citing leading climatologists and experts, Pope Francis said, “Their message was clear and insistent. We need to act decisively to put an end to all emissions of greenhouse gases by mid-century at the very latest, and to do even more than that”.
Specifically, Pope Francis called on ministers to commit to several specific goals:
– to value what is important, not what is superfluous;
– to correct our national accounts and our business accounts, so as to stop engaging in activities that are destroying our planet;
– to put an end to global dependency on fossil fuels;
– to open a new chapter of clean and safe energy, that utilizes, for example, renewable resources such as wind, sun and water;
– above all, to act prudently and responsibly in our economies to actually meet human needs, promote human dignity, help the poor and be set free of the idolatry of money that creates so much suffering.
Go here to read the rest. The same apocalyptic urgency, the same raw ignorance, the same indifference to the impact on economies and the living standards of huge populations, the demanding of the impossible immediately. Woe to us when our Pope sounds like one of the more witless members of our Congress.