Pope Francis would issue an encyclical on climate change and how the problem may affect Catholics. This announcement has, naturally, stirred controversy - par for the course with this particular Pope.
I'm looking forward reading this encyclical and have been giving quite a lot of thought recently to the problem of climate change. I've been meaning to write a post on the subject, but climate change is a difficult subject to tackle. I just haven't been able to completely get my head around the different opinions on "climate change", "global warming" or whatever you wish to call it.
I had spent a good deal of time this morning writing such a blog post. I had completed the post and was getting ready to prepare a jpg. of Pope Francis to accompany the post online. No sooner had I signed onto my blogger account, when my PC monitor went completely blank. Unfortunately, the only way I could track down the problem with my monitor was to check all my connections and that would involve shutting down my PC without my being able to save my work. I lost everything I had written this morning and would have to begin again.
Perhaps this accident was actually for the best. The thoughts as I had written them for this particular piece were not really my best work. I don't think I accurately put down precisely how I think. My putting that original piece online would have been a mistake.
That being said, I want to post this explanation, of sorts, with the promise that such a blog post on Pope Francis and climate change will be published soon. Though, I'll need to do a better job getting my point across with my next attempt.