It’s common that the secular media put’s a fantastical spin on Vatican statements, as the media coverage announcing “new sins” as if the Catholic Church comes up with a list on a whim every so often. This time, the Pope’s remarks have received less coverage than usual (perhaps overshadowed by the failing Copenhagen talks on environment), but to be fair the reports that have come out have been quite balanced. See for example this article in USA today below:
The only correction I would make is not with regards to what it says, but rather what it omits. Central to the statement was the role of mankind in relation to God and the environment and the danger of neo-pagan ideologies. Nothing here about that. For a more Catholic view of the issue check out CNA on the same issue.