human-caused climate change debunked using the Bible

Posted: June 8, 2013 in bad science, climate change, fundamentalism, politics, Republicans, science-ish, the tea party
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cartoon_380First, a couple facts:

FACT 1  95% of scientists believe that man is the chief cause of climate change.

FACT 2 – Of the 5% that don’t believe this, somewhere around 85% of them are being funded by wealthy energy companies.  Yes, those scientists’ conclusions are for sale.

Smokey Joe Barton (R) from Texas, chair of the energy committee and one of the biggest recipients of fossil fuel lobbying money of anyone in congress, explained in a recent congressional hearing why there is some confusion about the science behind climate change.

(This was regarding the Keystone Pipeline debate, which he supports, of course, because he’s being paid to support it.)

He says:

I would point out that people like me who support hydrocarbon development don’t deny that climate is changing.  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.

wearedestroyingearthvoteby08aug08oOk – before we get to the rest of his quote, let me just say this.  This is NOT a matter of opinion.  The “opinion” he’s referring to is “Am I going to listen to the vast majority – the 95% of scientists – who say this is a man-made change, or not?”  This isn’t a “difference of opinion” like “I prefer chocolate ice cream” or “I prefer vanilla ice cream” or even “I’m pro-background checks for gun purchases” or “I’m against background checks for gun purchases.”   No – this is about choosing whether or not to believe science.

Smokey Joe went on to state in this congressional hearing:

I would point out that if you’re a believer 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.

Yup, he really said that.

Comments
  1. Anonymous says:

    you are so wrong on most everything you report on. You only have a following because God made stupid people.

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s funny. Which part of this post is he wrong in? 95% of scientists do concure! Are you a scientist? If so, let’s see your research.

  2. Addriene says:

    Inigeltlence and simplicity – easy to understand how you think.

  3. woolen says:

    That’s a slick answer to a challenging question

  4. That’s not even 10 minutes well spent!

  5. come looking says:

    I thought finding this would be so arduous but it’s a breeze!

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