Al Gore: ‘I Could Become A Catholic’ Because Of Pope’s Global Warming Stance

goreLike Paul on the road to Damascus, Al Gore had a revelation that he could become Catholic. Not because he’s had any religious revelation, but because of Pope Francis’s concern over global warming.

“I think Pope Francis is quite an inspiring figure really,” Gore said during an event at the University of California, Berkeley. “A phenomena. I’ve been startled with the clarity of the moral force that he embodies.”

“Well I’ve said publicly in the last year, I was raised in the Southern Baptist tradition, I could become a Catholic because of this Pope,” Gore said. “He is that inspiring to me. And I know the vast majority of my Catholic friends are just thrilled to the marrow of their bones that he is providing this kind of spiritual leadership.”

Gore’s remarks come as Pope Francis is prepared to issue an encyclical on global warming. Francis is expected to come out against the burning of fossil fuels for energy and champion decarbonizing the world’s economies.

A document from a meeting of world leaders and academics last week said “[f]ossil fuel exploitation has also taken a huge toll on human well being.”

“Market forces alone, bereft of ethical values, cannot solve the intertwined crises of poverty, exclusion, and the environment,” the Vatican document read. “The move to a sustainable world will not be cost-free for all: the options we face are not ‘win-win.’”

“We should be prepared to accept a reallocation of the benefits and burdens that accompany humanity’s activities both within nations and between nations,” according to the document.

The Papacy and the United Nations have joined forces to countries to agree to a global climate treaty when delegates meet in Paris in December. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called addressing global warming “an urgent moral imperative.”

“It is a moral issue.,” Ki-moon said. “It is an issue of social justice, human rights and fundamental ethics.”

“If ever there were an issue that requires unity of purpose, it is climate change,” he added. “Science tells us we are far off track from reducing global emissions sufficient to keep global temperature rise below 2° C. We are currently on course for a rise of 4-5° C. That would alter life on Earth as we know it.”

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    Will Scribe

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    “….I wish I believed in global warming,
    I could worship the great Saint Al Gore,
    I could look lovingly at so many wind turbines,
    I could believe that we needed some more…”
    Read more: http://wp.me/p3KQlH-GD

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    Moose

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    Ban Ki-moon, the Pope and Al gore sit in a bar.
    Bartender asks: why the long face?

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    GR82DRV

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    That would be interesting – two popes…

    Since Al Gore is already the Pope for the Church of Global Warming something would have to give.

    There are entire books on how the far left has purposely created an alternative religion of Global Warming while deifying earth and nature itself. Watching a [i]real[/i] pope snuggle up to such idolatry for the sake of his own politics is outrageous.

    The Catholic Church is full of high-level scholars who are either complicit in this [i]deal with the devil[/i] or who are forced to stand mute as their faith is handed over to Marxist political activists and charlatans.

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    Amber

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    The global warming hustlers rely on nameless scientists every time they say ‘science tells us “.Yet , 30,000 scientists signed the Oregon Petition ,over 9000 with Phd’s, and they do not agree with BanK- i-Moon ,Al Gore or other promoters of “the earth has a fever “campaign .

    You know the jig is up when they resort to stupid statements like ‘ it is a moral issue “.

    The clowns are running out of runway and they know it .

    If we are going to tax and spend $$Billions
    lets find something significant to spend it on.

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    John from Michigan

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    Someone should tell Mr. Gore that the Pope is only infallible on matters of the religious faith. He is not infallible in matters of politics and other non-religious matters. Therefore, when the Pope talks a secular matter, he can be wrong (as he is on this subject), and Catholics do not have to abide by his opinions.

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