Thursday, January 3, 2008

Planktos and the Pope

A visit to ADAMANT, Russell Seitz, Proprietor.
A Lamp Unto My Carbon Footprint

It strikes me that Planktos may have fibbed to the Pope.
And not just any Pope. The guy who ran the successor to the Spanish Inquisition!
That can't be good.

If you remember (Mr. Seitz, in honor of the occasion used a green headline):
The New Vatican Climate Forest Initiative to Fully Green the Holy See.'

San Francisco -- July 12, 2007 --

By agreement with the Vatican, Planktos/KlimaFa is now pleased and honored to announce that the Vatican plans to become the world's first entirely carbon neutral sovereign state, and it has accepted KlimaFa ecorestoration offsets to achieve this historic goal. In a brief ceremony on July 5th the Vatican declared that it had gratefully accepted KlimaFa's offer to create a new Vatican Climate Forest in Europe that will initially offset all of the Vatican City State's CO2 emissions for this year....

The December 19, 2007 press release had no mention of Il Papa:

...As a result of the unanticipated events in the Canary Islands as well as the fact that the Company is presently in need of funds to support its ocean and forest-based projects, the decision has been made to remain in Madeira until the Company can better assess its priorities and funding needs.

In the meantime, Company representatives are in discussions with the appropriate authorities in Spain in an effort to secure the necessary permits.

The unanticipated turn of events in the Canary Islands and Planktos current inability to secure sufficient funding for the continued operation of its business plan, has forced management to consider a general winding down of its business operations until such time as it can better assess its priorities in relation to the availability of capital.

Are they going ahead with the Papal forest?
Or did they throw an egg in the face of the man who was
Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith:

Founded in 1542 by Pope Paul III with the Constitution "Licet ab initio," the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was originally called the Sacred Congregation of the Universal Inquisition as its duty was to defend the Church from heresy. It is the oldest of the Curia's nine congregations.

That link, by the way, goes to