Scientists, environmentalists, tree-hugging hippies: Stop what you’re doing and listen up, because Joe Barton has got it alllll figured out.
Republican Texas Rep. Joe Barton, who chairs the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, dismissed concerns that the Keystone XL pipeline could contribute to climate change. His reasoning? The biblical flood myth described in the Bible is solid evidence that climate change was not man made. Makes sense.
Speaking to the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power in support of a bill that could allow Congress to override President Obama if he fails to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline extension, Joe Barton acknowledged that he’s a proponent of the pipeline and went on to say:
“I don’t deny that the climate is changing. I think you can have an honest difference of opinion on what’s causing that change without automatically being either all-in that it’s all because of mankind or it’s all just natural. I think there’s a divergence of evidence.”
And here comes the best part:
“I would point out 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 overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy.”
Done. Global warming debate over. And the answer was right in front of us this whole time!
But do all southern oil-loving states feel the same way when it comes to environmental issues? The short answer is: pretty much.
Over in Kansas, legislation has been introduced that would ban Kansas state and local governments from spending public funds on sustainable development. State Rep. Dennis Hedke, who also led an effort last year to condemn the United Nations’ sustainability agenda, is also spearheading the effort to rid Kansas of evil sustainable development.
Fun fact: Dennis Hedke has ties to the oil and gas industry, so he’s definitely impartial.
Via: Raw Story
(Dedicated to Kristina, the crazy environmentalist)