Climate change skeptics press their case to Vatican


By Inés San Martín
Vatican correspondent | April 27, 2015

ROME — Ahead of a Vatican and UN-sponsored summit on the environment set for Tuesday, some of America’s leading climate change and global warming skeptics assembled in Rome on Monday to press the case that climate change concerns are “non-issues.”

Members of the Heartland Institute, a libertarian public policy think tank based in Chicago, held what they called a “prebuttal” of a Rome conference to be put on by the Vatican and the United Nations on the moral dimensions of climate change and sustainable development, titled “Protect the earth, protect humanity.”

The counter-event also comes ahead of a highly anticipated encyclical letter from Pope Francis on the environment, expected to be released in early summer. Read More