Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, who was feted by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati when he visited here last year (see stories here and here), likens the failure to act against global warming “climate change” to apartheid:

As the Durban Climate Change Conference reached its midway point, the president of the Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies compared current environmental policies to apartheid.

Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, president of Caritas Internationalis, said that “just as South Africa’s apartheid era policies sought divisions along race lines, today the world’s environment and energy policies divide man from nature.”

“Don’t we realize that the climate is out of control?” the Honduran prelate said during his Sunday homily. “How long will countless people have to go on dying before adequate decisions are taken?” …

Meanwhile, Climategate II unfolds.