LAUDATO SI’ CHURCH: Pope Francis Urges CARBON TAX to Avert Climate ‘Catastrophe’

Evil books will be abundant on earth and the spirits of darkness will spread everywhere a universal slackening of all that concerns the service of God. They will have great power over Nature: there will be churches built to serve these spirits. People will be transported from one place to another by these evil spirits, even priests, for they will not have been guided by the good spirit of the Gospel which is a spirit of humility, charity and zeal for the glory of God. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)

There will be churches built to serve these Evil spirits.....

Pope Francis Urges Carbon Penalties to Avert Climate ‘Catastrophe’

“Dear friends, time is running out!” the pope told a group of participants in a Vatican-sponsored conference on energy transition Friday. “We cannot afford the luxury of waiting for others to come forward or of prioritizing short-term economic benefits. The climate crisis requires decisive action from us, here and now.”  Source



Casina Pio IV
Friday, June 14, 2019

Distinguished Managers, Investors and Experts,
Ladies and Gentlemen ,

I extend a warm welcome to all of you on the occasion of this Dialogue on the Energy Transition and Protection of the Common Home. Finding yourself in Rome, after last year 's meeting , is a positive sign of your constant commitment to work together in a spirit of solidarity in order to promote concrete steps for the protection of our planet. For this I am grateful.

The present, according to Dialogo, takes place at a critical moment. Today's ecological crisis, especially climate change, threatens the very future of the human family, and this is not an exaggeration. For too long we have collectively ignored the fruits of scientific analysis, and "catastrophic predictions can no longer be viewed with contempt and irony" (Enc. Laudato si ' , 161 ). Any discussion on climate change and the energy transition must therefore assume the best fruits of scientific research available today and allow it to be touched in depth (see ibid. , 15 ).

A significant development in the last year has been the publication of the Special Report on the Impact of Global Warming of 1.5ºC on Pre-Industrial Levelsby the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. That Report clearly warns that the effects on the climate will be catastrophic if we exceed the 1.5ºC threshold outlined in the Paris Agreement goal. The Report also warns that it is only a little over a decade to reach this global warming barrier. In the face of a climatic emergency, we must take appropriate measures, in order to avoid committing a grave injustice towards the poor and future generations. We must act responsibly well considering the impact of our actions in the short and long term.

In fact, it is the poor who suffer the worst impact of the climate crisis. As the current situation shows, the poor are those who are most vulnerable to hurricanes, drought, floods and other extreme weather events. Therefore, courage is certainly required to respond "to the increasingly desperate cry of the earth and its poor" ( Address to the participants in the International Conference on the third anniversary of Laudato si ', 6 July 2018). At the same time, future generations are about to inherit a very ruined world. Our children and grandchildren should not have to pay the cost of the irresponsibility of our generation. I apologize but I would like to emphasize this: they, our children, our grandchildren will not have to pay, it is not right for them to pay the cost of our irresponsibility. In fact, as it is becoming increasingly evident, young people demand a change (see Laudato si ' , 13 ). "The future is ours," the young people shout today, and they are right!

Your meeting focused on three interconnected points: first, a correct transition; second, the price of carbon; and third, transparency in reporting climate risks. These are three enormously complex problems and I thank you for having proposed them to the discussion and at your level, which is a serious, scientific level.

A correct transition, as you know, is referred to in the Preamble to the Paris Agreements. This transition involves managing the social and employment impact of moving to a low-carbon society. If managed well, this transition can generate new employment opportunities, reduce inequality and increase the quality of life for those affected by climate change.

Second, a carbon price policy is essential if humanity wants to use the resources of creation wisely. The failure to manage carbon emissions has produced a huge debt that will now have to be repaid with interest from those who come after us. Our use of common environmental resources can be considered ethical only when the social and economic costs of their use are recognized in a transparent manner and are fully supported by those who use them, rather than by other populations or future generations (see ibid. , 195 ).

The third theme, transparency in reporting climate risks, is essential because economic resources must be exploited where they can do the most good. Open, transparent, scientifically founded and regulated communication is in everyone's interest, making it possible to move financial capital into those areas that offer the widest «possibilities for human intelligence to create and innovate, while protecting the environment and creating more job opportunities "( ibid. , 192 ).

Dear friends, time is running out! The reflections must go beyond mere exploration of what can be done, and focus on what needs to be done, from now on. We cannot afford the luxury of waiting for others to come forward, or give priority to short-term economic benefits. The climate crisis requires a determined action from us, here and now (see ibid. , 161 ) and the Church is fully committed to doing her part.

In our meeting last year , I expressed concern that "Civilization requires energy, but the use of energy should not destroy civilization!" [1] . Today a radical energy transition is needed to save our common home. There is still hope and the time remains to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, provided that there is prompt and resolute action, because we know that «human beings, capable of degrading themselves to the extreme, can also be overcome, return to choose the good and regenerate yourself "( Laudato si ' , 205 ).

I thank you once again for responding generously to the invitation of the Department for the Integral Human Development Service . I assure you of my prayers for your decisions; I cordially invoke the blessings of the Lord on you and your families. Thank you.

[1] Speech to the participants in the meeting for managers of the main companies in the oil, natural gas and other energy-related businesses , 9 June 2018. Source

“The great chastisement will come, because men will not be converted; yet it is only their conversion that can hinder these scourges. God will begin to strike men by inflicting lighter punishments in order to open their eyes; then He will stop, or may repeat His former warnings to give place for repentance. But sinners will not avail themselves of these opportunities; He will, in consequence, send more severe castigations, anxious to move sinners to repentance, but all in vain. Finally, the obduracy of sinners shall draw upon their heads the greatest and most terrible calamities. Mélanie

“We are all guilty! Penance is not done, and sin increases daily. Those who should come forward to do good are retained by fear. Evil is great. A moderate punishment serves only to irritate the spirits, because they view all things with human eyes. God could work a miracle to convert and change the aspect of the earth without chastisement. God will work a miracle; it will be a stroke of His mercy; but after the wicked shall have inebriated themselves with blood, the scourge shall arrive Mélanie

“What countries shall be preserved from such calamities? Where shall we go for refuge? I, in my turn, shall ask, What is the country that observes the commandments of God? What country is not influenced by human fear where the interest of the Church and the glory of God are at stake? (Ah, indeed! What country, what nation upon earth?) In behalf of my Superior and myself, I have often asked myself where we could go for refuge, had we the means for the journey and for our subsistence, on condition that no person were to know it? But I renounce these useless thoughts. We are very guilty! In consequence of this, it is necessary that a very great and terrible scourge should come to revive our faith, and to restore to us our very reason, which we have almost entirely lost. Mélanie

Victim of Jesus nee MELANIE CALVAT,
Shepherdess of La Salette

"I protest highly against a different text, which people may dare publish after my death. I protest once more against the very false statements of all those who dare say and write First that I embroidered the Secret; second, against those who state that the Queen Mother did not say to transmit the Secret to all her people." Mélanie