In the Washington Times, Nicholas Hahn critiques the scientific and economic arguments of Pope Francis’s eco-encyclical and the policies the pontiff proposed.
Despite the pontiff’s best intentions to steer clear of politics, his encyclical too often engages in sophisticated science and partisan policymaking. Francis blames markets and advances in technology without at least admitting that the Industrial Revolution lifted more people out of poverty than ever before.
However, Pope Francis’s “most welcome contribution” is the affirmation that human beings belong in the center of creation, he writes.
Read the full text of Hahn’s “Pope Francis preaches the gospel of global warming” here.