Senator James Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, has been calling global warming a “hoax” for years – that’s nothing new. However, he’s just written a book called The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, and interviews with him regarding the book have been…interesting.
In an interview with Vic Eliason of Voice of Christian Youth America on Wednesday, for instance, he explained that his theory is “biblically inspired.” He claims that the idea that man-made pollution could affect the climate is “arrogance,” because, as we all know, only God can affect the climate:
Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.
It gets better. He also attacked Rich Cizik, the former Vice President of the National Association of Evangelicals, an evangelical leader who’s fought against climate change. Cizik explained his religious reasons for fighting climate change on The Great Warming:
The climate change crisis that we believe is occurring is not something we can wait ten years, five years, even a year, to address. Climate change is real and human induced. It calls for action soon. And we are saying action based upon a biblical view of the world as God’s world. And to deplete our resources, to harm our world by environmental degradation, is an offense against God. That’s what the Scriptures say. Therefore, if we are to be obedient to the Scriptures, there is no time to wait, no time to stall, no time to deliberate.
According to Inhofe, these statements indicate that Cizik is a secret liberal who gave up “the truth about God for a lie.” He goes on to quote scripture he interprets as a Biblical slam against the environmental movement. If you think you can handle listening to Inhofe explain his “hoax” theory to a sympathetic audience, the full audio of the interview is available for download on VYC America’s website.
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