GOP Congressman Joe Barton of Texas (surprise!) weighs in on how climate change is obviously not man-made – just look at all the trouble Noah went through when God made him build that ark:
“I would point out that people like me who support hydrocarbon development don’t deny that climate is changing,” he added. “I think you can have an honest difference of opinion of what’s causing that change without automatically being either all in that’s all because of mankind or it’s all just natural. I think there’s a divergence of evidence.”
“I would point out that if you’re a believer in in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change and that certainly wasn’t because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy.”
Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzfeed has the video too.
So maybe God is causing the ice caps to melt and the polar bears to drown? I mean, I guess if you believe in divine creation, and destiny, God planned everything, so he’s responsible for everything. Though that would tend to negate the whole Adam & Eve story, in which mankind has free will, which often gets it into trouble. Like with climate change.
Sadly this is one more piece of the GOP war on science, or as we call it, “the legitimate rape of science.”
As Chris wrote the other day:
And they wonder why young people are leaving the GOP in droves.