The Heartland conference deniers seem worried about the forthcoming Papal Encyclical on Climate Change. The last thing they want is for the argument to move from environmental grounds, where they can make fun of greens and offer up claims about costs and benefits, to a moral plane, which is (to say the absolute least) hardly their strong suit. It's not so easy to dismiss the Pope with some -ist or -ism label.
So who's advising the Pope? Some of the best scientists on the planet, including Edward Witten, Stephen Hawking, Francis Collins, Mario Molina, Maxine Singer, and many more:
Who's advised Popes in the past? Many of the best scientists humanity has ever produced, including 44 Nobel Laureates, such as Rutherford, Planck, Bohr, Dirac, Schrodinger, both Yang and Lee, Salam, and many more:
Inhofe's saying “The pope ought to stay with his job, and let us stay with ours," displays a stunning lack of awareness of what religion is truly about. Inhofe might want to carry something besides the weekly Bulletin out of his pew this Sunday.