Pope Benedict XVI has launched a surprise attack on climate change prophets of doom, warning them that any solutions to global warming must be based on firm evidence and not on dubious ideology.
The leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics suggested that fears over man-made emissions melting the ice caps and causing a wave of unprecedented disasters were nothing more than scare-mongering.
Normally, corks would be popping off champagne bottles wherever "Christian" and "science" are are seen as mutually exclusive terms.
The reaction from Pope Goracles Worldwide Church of Man-made Climate Disasters, is expected to answer the Pope's call for more science with calls for more dogma--their own.
(For you kids out there too young to remember, Pope Goracle is a vaguely gay, morbidly obese, former Clinton administration official who raised campaign cash from Buddhist monks, still thinks he won the 2000 presidential election, and claimed he invented the Internet.)
Who to believe....Pope Al or Pope Benedict?