Saturday, August 08, 2015

The USCC's Crazy Wing

Somehow, I missed this story.

When President Obama on Monday announced new “Clean Power Plan” regulations to help mitigate climate change, more than a few religious leaders were quick to offer their blessing. Some 170 evangelicals—pastors, religion professors, nonprofit directors and others—sent an open letter to the president “to offer our support and encouragement for your efforts to overcome the climate challenge.”

... The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops wrote on Monday to “welcome this important move by the administration to adopt long-awaited standards to mitigate climate change and safeguard public health.”

The bishops went further, encouraging lawmakers to “oppose legislation and appropriations riders designed to reverse efforts to implement a national standard to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants.”...--quoted at ColdFury

The concept of "stewardship" is morally dead-on, of course, and it is roughly reflected in the maxim "Waste not, want not."  On this we can all agree.

But "waste" comes in a variety of forms, one of which is inefficiency.  For someone to pretend that sunlight and windstorms will efficiently meet the electrical-consumption requirements of the world (let alone the USA) is---ahhh---pretending.  It's the Unicorns & Rainbows approach larded with Hope.

And Hope is not a plan.

We see that USCC's crazy munchkins (who are not always the Bishops) are back following the departure of Mgr. Malloy to a Bishop appointment.

Too bad.

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