In the wake of back to back hurricanes that wreaked millions of dollars worth of property. His holiness Pope Francis, slammed climate change doubters as “stupid” right after a spate of hurricanes that have thrashed the US, Mexico and the Caribbean.
The hurricanes has also put a huge strain on the economy. While some people have some up saying that such hurricanes are natural and is a course of nature, the Pope retaliated by saying “Those who deny it (climate change) should go to the scientists and ask them. They are very clear, very precise,” the pontiff said Monday during a press conference on the return leg of a five-day Colombia trip.
“A phrase from the Old Testament comes to mind: ‘man is stupid, a stubborn, blind man’,” he added. Francis said individuals and politicians had a “moral responsibility” to act on advice from scientists, who had clearly outlined what must be done to halt the course of global warming. “These aren’t opinions pulled out of thin air. They are very clear,” he said. “They (world leaders) decide and history will judge those decisions,” he added.