EWTN Catholic Q&A
Pope Francis Environmental Polocies
Question from Todd Chmiel on 02-10-2017:

Dear Colin or David,

I was wondering if you have heard if the Vatican and responded to the news of Dr. Bates formerly of the NOAA revealing that climate change research was and is manipulated? It seems that the Magisterium is in another science situation like Galeleo. Its' position does not coincide with actual science and it is being revealed to be on the wrong side.

God bless you and I look forward to spending time with you in heaven.

In Christ, Todd Chmiel

Answer by David Gregson on 10-20-2017:

The Pope's infallibility doesn't extend to scientific matters. I doubt he will revise his current opinion on climate change without a revision of its current stance by a majority of the scientific community.