Why is it that all the people that are preaching to us to use less and lower our consumption to save the planet, never lead by example.
The pope said on Thursday mankind's "insatiable consumption" has scarred the Earth and squandered its resources, telling followers that taking care of the planet is vital to humanity.
The pope is an absolute monarch of Vatican city, he has total control of it. I haven't heard they are selling some of the art collection to save money, or cutting down on power usage. My guess is he didn't fly to Australia on a commercial airline, and he doesn't take public transportation. I bet he has everything he wants and needs everyday. I don't have a problem with that until you start telling everyone else that they have to cut back.
Still I do not get why Al Gore or the Pope, or anyone else feels that they have the right and knowledge to tell everyone else what the earths perfect temperature is. The temp of the earth has varied up and down all through time, long before we were driving cars and using fossil fuels. The hottest 3 year stretch in the U.S. since records have been kept were 1932 1933 1934, there were not many cars then, and not nearly as much co2 going into the air as now.
Co2 is not pollution, it is needed for all life on earth. It is what plants need to live, without plants we would not be able to live. Warming temps will also be better for plants, they can grow where they couldn't at colder temps. That will mean more food can be grown where it was not able to grow before. There are hundreds or reasons that warm is better than colder. It is also very obvious to any rational thinking person that the greatest effect on the earths temp is going to be caused by the sun.