With all expectations being that President Donald Trump will pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, one Republican lawmaker has a unique backup plan: let God deal with the impending global destruction.
Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) makes it sound as if he isn’t a climate change denier. “I believe there’s climate change,” he told an audience recently.
But then it becomes clear that he’s not using science to back up his claims.
“I believe there’s been climate change since the beginning of time,” he explained. “I believe there are cycles.”
The cycles Walberg claims exist, however, disregard the latest one we currently face. As the graph from NASA below points out, carbon levels have not reached this high of a point in human history.
On whether man-made climate change is real, Wallberg is somewhat of a realist — but only barely so. “Do I think man has some impact? Yeah, of course,” he said. But whether it matters? Walberg is skeptical. “Can man change the entire universe? No.”
And his solution isn’t reassuring at all. “As a Christian, I believe that there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us. And I’m confident that, if there’s a real problem, he can take care of it,” Walberg said.
Relying on God to fix the world, however — and not the universe — is a plan that few, if any, scientists are advocating. And several users on Twitter voiced their dissatisfaction with Walberg’s supposed plan.
@TimWalberg Maybe you can have God take care of all the "-ism" stuff (you know, racism, etc) while He's at it?
— Jon Zinsmeyer (@SirEnzyme) May 31, 2017
— Eileen (@obscureauthor) May 31, 2017
@TimWalberg will god take care of Syria, isis and the rest of trumps problems. Or just climate?
— Peggy0 (@flgranny64) May 31, 2017
tim walberg's next condescending lecture will be on the advantages of the flatness of the ???? & how ???? poo sparkles. https://t.co/idcZOhCWet
— jmartin (@jallnet12) May 31, 2017
But even if we’re to look to God for help, as Walberg suggests, we should probably do our part to take care of the world ourselves: God commands man in several Bible passages to tend to the earth, to take care of it, and not rely on Him to make things better.
Watch the video below: