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Australian archbishop criticized for denying climate science

Published: Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Catholic archbishop of Sydney, George Pell, was criticized by religious leaders in Canberra, Australia, this week for denying the science behind climate change.

"It's really unfortunate that Cardinal Pell has such a great command of the press, and it's very difficult for other people to get their voice out," said Sydney rabbi Jeffrey Kamins, who was in the nation's capital to encourage Australian action on climate change alongside local bishop Pat Power on Tuesday. Both men are part of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, a multifaith group.

Kamins said that religion is not at odds with science and that Pell's message does not represent the views of most religious leaders.

"So I would take a stance very much at odds with Cardinal Pell, who would often deny many of the issues involved around climate change," Power said (AAP/Sydney Morning Herald, June 26). -- LJ


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Reprinted from ClimateWire with permission from Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC. www.eenews.net. 202-628-6500.


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