September 28, 2020

How climate-change doubters lost a papal fight

After securing a high-level meeting at the Vatican, he was told that, space permitting, he could join. He bought a plane ticket from Paris to Rome. But five days before the April 28 summit, de Larminat said, he received an e-mail saying there was no space left. It came after other scientists — as well as the powerful Vatican bureaucrat in charge of the academy — insisted he had no business being there.

“They did not want to hear an off note,” de Larminat said.

The failure to alter Francis’s landmark document illustrates how difficult it might be to stop a juggernaut pontiff.

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