mt has been writing about religion and I even got Paul to comment. I’m going to do my take in a bit, but in the meantime a bit from Nude Scientist caught my eye: Another favourite climate nostrum was upturned when Pope warned that the dramatic Arctic ice loss in recent summers was partly a product of natural cycles rather than global warming. . Yes, that is right: apparently we’re supposed to take His Holiness seriously as an authority on climate change. So the question must be, Was he speaking infallibly at that point?.
[Update: I'm cr*p. See the comments :-) -W]