I understand the following Catholic Republicans are not nor have they ever been scientists:
But, Pope Francis who is not a scientist decided to consult scientists. This is a rather unusual approach for an ignorant person, but by asking scientists he now realizes there is climate change. Bishop John Soto of Sacramento urged California legislators to rally around the banner of climate change and take action. He said legislation to confront climate change is “not only for the good of California, but can set a high mark for the world.”
We have come a long way from the time when Catholic clergy sent scientists to the stakes, now Republicans are the ones ready to kill the messengers of truth.