Alex Jones: Pope Francis' stance on climate change 'will kill a billion people in a decade'
Conservative radio host Alex Jones on Jan. 19, 2015 [YouTube]

Conservative radio host Alex Jones accused Pope Francis on Monday of endorsing "carbon taxes and global government" following the Pope's statements regarding climate change, saying his stance endangers the planet.

"Number one, carbon taxes will kill a billion people over a decade," Jones said. "If you cut off energy to the world over 10 years it'll kill off a billion people or more. [President Barack] Obama's told them, you can't have cars, you can't have air conditioning, you can't have medicine, you can't have anything."

The Pope said late last week that global warming was a "mostly" man-made phenomenon, saying that humanity "has slapped nature in the face."

As Think Progress reported, Pope Francis' statements run counter to that of not only American political conservatives, but Catholic GOP lawmakers like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).

Jones also accused news outlets of giving this Pope a pass on his statements comparing insulting a person's religion to insulting his mother.

"He goes out and hugs old people and people with diseases, and the mainstream media that normally attacks Catholics -- I'm sure you've noticed -- [and] attacks different Popes suddenly is in love with this Pope," Jones argued, saying the media "endorses everything he has to say and do, knowing he'd come out for a world council of religions and come out for an ecumenical movement and come out for restricting free speech."

Watch footage of Jones' remarks, as posted online on Monday, below.

[h/t Right Wing Watch]