He made the remarks on Friday’s episode of his “Focal Point” radio show, referring to a Bible verse in which God tells people to “turn from their wicked ways.” If they do, He will “heal their land.”
“We’re talking here about what our environmentalist friends would call extreme weather,” he said. “Everything is the fault of global warming to them: We’re going to have more droughts because of global warming; we’re going to have more extreme weather because of global warming; we’re going to have more cyclones because of global warming; we’re going to have more tornadoes because of global warming.”
“The problem is not global warming,” Fischer continued. “The problem is the sin of man. And the sin of man — not pumping CO2 into the air — but the sin of man is not following the rules and the statues of God. That’s the sin. In time, the penalty for that sin is the heavens are shut up, there’s no rain, there’s a drought, animals are dying, crops are not growing.”“The solution is not to go to Congress and get them to crack down carbon emissions,” Fischer said. “The solution is to go before God on our faces and repent of our sin.”
That’s Fischer’s fancy way of blaming gay people for extreme weather. Needless to say, there’s no evidence that more people becoming devout Christians will lead to a change in the climate. That’s not how weather works. Natural disasters are still going to hit Bible Belt states.
I didn’t think it was possible to respond to climate change in a way that was dumber than bringing a snowball into the Senate or saying we needed more babies, but Fischer always exceeds the depths of our expectations.
(via Right Wing Watch)