The Pope has the moral duty to steer people away from scientific blasphemy coming from scientific prophets!
From your link :
" ... "Those who deny this must go to the scientists and ask them. They speak very clearly," he said, referring to experts who blame global warming on man-made activities. ... "
The temperature record is what is in question at this moment. Michael Mann is currently in a lawsuit that he started, and was ordered by the court to present his phony temperature record data in order to make his case. He still has not presented it. His "Hockey Stick Graph" was used by the UN IPCC as proof of profound "anthropogenic" (man-made) global warming. It followed the rise in CO2 levels.
I don't think the Pope understands how hard it is to establish an accurate accounting of surface temperature. He can accept the opinions of false prophets all he wants, but don't shove his own opinions that are based upon false and misrepresented facts. I will gladly consider him as one who has joined the "Climate Clown Fan Club".
I'm wondering if he understands the basis of the temperature record and how inaccurate it really is? Our best measuring of the lower troposphere is being done since the beginning of the satellite era, and has been enhanced somewhat by new ARGO Data sets, but it is still far from perfect. Neither NOAA nor NASA has revised their MOE (margin of error) of ~ 0.25C in any monthly data set. Does the Pope understand what MOE stands for? I'm sure his experts could explain it to him if he really wanted to know.
The Medieval Warming Period was totally erased by Mann, yet we know the Vikings established themselves in Greenland for a couple of centuries. Greenland just set a "record low" temperature of -33C in the Northern Hemisphere for the month of August and surface ice/snow has increased profoundly. NOAA and NASA temperature data is highly suspect.
Temperatures in the Midwestern and Eastern United States use to always be well into the 100s during the 30s. I live in the Midwest and temperatures don't even come close to staying in the 90s for any length of time for as long as I've known. I recently exchanged my local weather data (AccuWeather is the "Official" temperature data) with poster "James" representation of NOAA's data for the same city. We compared the "daily maximum temperature average" for the same time period of August 2016 to July 2017. There was a 1.5F verifiable difference. NOAA's data was 1.5F (35%) higher than local documentation. NOAA's and NASA's Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data is highly suspect as it should be. It was compiled mostly with an environmental extremist/zealot, James Hansen, in charge of the data.
Hansen claimed in 2008 that Arctic Sea Ice would be gone in 5 to 10 years. Currently, Arctic Sea Ice is the same extent as it was at the time Hansen made this stupendous/stupid claim. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1...
I really do think the Pope needs to heed to the warnings of skeptics, and not fall towards the tyrannical views and tyrannical solutions of the false prophets of science.
***** Thanks to Tony Heller for the Google link! *****
I reposted my answer.
Your question still exists in my answered questions as a "Global Warming" question.
I have no clue why things disappear.