It embarrasses me to live in an age when our greatest scientific minds have to waste their time arguing against the ridiculous supernatural nonsense spewed by ignorant religious fundamentalists. – here we go again!
The Following is NOT a Paradoy! It is real, look it up.
Republican congressman John Shimkus the leading candidate to chair the powerful House Energy Committee refers to the Bible and God on the issue of global warming. Shimkus insists we shouldn’t concerned about the planet being destroyed because God promised Noah it wouldn’t happen again after the great flood.
The Illinois Republican continued: ‘I believe that is the infallible word of God, and that’s the way it is going to be for his creation.
‘The earth will end only when God declares its time to be over. Man will not destroy this earth. This earth will not be destroyed by a flood.
He added: ‘Today we have about 388 parts per million in the atmosphere. I think in the age of dinosaurs, when we had the most flora and fauna, we were probably at 4,000 parts per million. There is a theological debate that this is a carbon-starved planet — not too much carbon. And the cost of a cap-and-trade on the poor is now being discovered.’
The Republican is a vocal opponent to President Obama’s American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 – the so-called ‘cap-and-trade’ Bill, aimed at limiting carbon emissions.