Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the oil and gas industry because he represents the area of Texas where all the refineries are, has once again cited the Bible and the entirely non-existent Noah’s flood as a reason not to take global warming seriously:
“I would point out that people like me who support hydrocarbon development don’t deny that climate is changing,” he added. “I think you can have an honest difference of opinion of what’s causing that change without automatically being either all in that’s all because of mankind or it’s all just natural. I think there’s a divergence of evidence.”
Barton then cited the biblical Great Flood as an example of climate change not caused by man.“I would point out that 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 had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy.”
No, the great flood is an example of a myth. It never actually happened. Every educated person should know this, which is why Barton doesn’t. When you only read one book your entire life, there are bound to be huge gaps in your knowledge.