At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.

Friday, 19 June 2015

POPE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

While it is not the policy of this website to focus on politics or religion, we at the CFZ are particularly concerned with preservation of the environment, so the Pope's encyclical Laudato si issued yesterday impinges on our area of interest.

The encyclical blames Global Warming on shortsightedness and human greed.  It says over use of fossil fuels is one of its causes.  It condemns destruction of the environment.

Such a stance is likely to be rejected by certain politicians and businessmen, but, in the perception of the present writer, his arguments are certainly valid and it behoves the industrialized nations to help the poverty-stricken ones cope with the results of Global Warming.

The text of the encyclical is available online as are comments from various news media.  In addition, there is an article in Wikipedia.

It may be added that political and scientific issues have a moral element, so the Pope is not stepping outside his appropriate area.

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