In the preface to a Vatican booklet titled “Pastoral Orientations on Climate Displaced People,” the open-borders socialist Pope Francis blamed the Industrial Revolution for the “climate crisis” uprooting “whole peoples.”
“We are engulfed by news and images of whole peoples uprooted by cataclysmic changes in our climate, forced to migrate,” he wrote. “When people are driven out because their local environment has become uninhabitable, it might look like a process of nature, something inevitable. Yet the deteriorating climate is very often the result of poor choices and destructive activity, of selfishness and neglect, that set humankind at odds with creation, our common home…
“Unlike the [COVID-19] pandemic, which came on us suddenly, without warning, almost everywhere, and impacting everyone at once, the climate crisis has been unfolding since the Industrial Revolution,” he wrote. “Even now it is uneven in its impact: climate change happens everywhere, but the greatest pain is felt by those who have contributed the least to it.”
“Those driven from their homes by the climate crisis need to be welcomed, protected, promoted and integrated,” he argued. “They want to start over. To create a new future for their children, they need to be allowed to do so, and to be helped.”
This is purely willful, globalist, leftist delusion. It is not cataclysmic, “man-made” “climate change driving mass immigration to the West, and only a small percentage of that immigration consists of legitimate refugees. “Welcoming” everyone from the Third World into the First has incalculable and mostly devastating social, economic, and cultural consequences for all, consequences that globalist elites like the Pope will be shielded from behind their walls of wealth.