No global warming, because, Jesus!

“I would point out that people like me who support hydrocarbon development don’t deny that the 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. I think there’s a divergence of evidence. 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.”

—Republican Congressman from Texas Joe Barton, during today’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing on the Northern Route Approval Act, legislation which would authorize Congress to approve the Keystone pipeline.

Yeah. New rule, if you think talking about 4000plus year old myths borrowed from a culture that in turn borrowed them from another that borrowed them from still another culture should be sited as scientific evidence to use against something that pretty much every peer reviewed climate work has found actual evidence for, you are too god damn stupid to be allowed to open your slobbering slack jawed maw in public. You are certainly the last person who should be allowed to vote on legislation that demands at least a sixth grade level of science comprehension. In fact, you should likely have your legal status as an adult human being taken away to protect yourself and others.

In short, you might be a Texas republican.

Hell, at least Idaho and Texas keep doing their level best to make sure Utah isn’t the national embarrassment.

  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on April 14, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) is the newly appointed chairman of the House Sub-Committee on the Environment. We’re doomed.

    [T]he science regarding climate change is anything but settled.

    …In addition, the emotion behind climate change has led to other scientifically questionable claims, some even asserting that events such as “drought, wildfires and storms like Sandy” are the direct result of climate change.

    …There is also uncertainty regarding to what degree man is to blame for global warming.

    …We must also consider the economic cost of suggested remedies. …were we to implement the proposals of radical environmentalists, trillions of dollars of additional costs would be placed upon the backs of hard-working families and retirees living on fixed incomes.

  2. #2 by brewski on April 14, 2013 - 10:24 pm

    “We can live without pointless brew ski comments, but we cannot survive without moderation.”

    By Shane

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