Fischer’s Really Dumb Reason Not to Worry About Climate Change

Bryan Fischer thinks it’s simply ridiculous that people are worried about climate change raising sea levels and flooding coastal areas. Why? Because God promised in Genesis after he drowned the whole world that he wouldn’t do that again with flood waters. So every time you see a rainbow, you should know that global warming is a hoax.

“People have been out there ringing their hands and trying to stir up all this agitation and fear because the oceans are going to rise, Manhattan is going to be under twenty feet of water, Hawaii is going to disappear under the waves,” Fischer said dismissively before assuring his audience that none of this would ever happen because, in Genesis 9 “God says ‘look, I am not going to destroy the earth with the waters of a flood ever again.”

“Every time you see a rainbow in the sky,” he said, “that’s what it is all about.”

Oi vey.

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  • http://aceofsevens.wordpress.com Ace of Sevens

    He’s missed the part where global warming wouldn’t drown the whole world, just some low-lying coastal areas.

  • John Pieret

    God “said” he wouldn’t drown everybody ever again. He didn’t say he wouldn’t allow stupid people (like Fischer) to do it to themselves.

    Every time you see a rainbow in the sky,” he said, “that’s what it is all about.

    Good thing we have all those gay pride parades.

  • Alverant

    If god can do anything, then he can change his mind and go back on his word.

  • Tobinius

    … fear because the oceans are going to rise…

    Since ocean levels are already rising, I guess this god fellow is liar, just like so many of his followers.

  • D. C. Sessions

    If god can do anything, then he can change his mind and go back on his word.

    It’s not like there isn’t any precedent of that.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Mauna Kea stands 13,803 feet (4,207 meters) above sea level, so Hawai’i disappearing under the waves doesn’t fit into even the worst-case IPCC scenario.

    That would probably require Yahweh to haul in a hose connected to whatever reservoir he put the last rinse into.

  • alanb

    He’s missed the part where global warming wouldn’t drown the whole world, just some low-lying coastal areas.

    And cause a gazillion dollars in economic damage due to changing weather patterns.

  • dugglebogey

    I thought every time I saw a rainbow I had to kill a gay guy. Man I was way off!

  • http://www.pixelated-reality.com Alareth

    Rep. John Shimkus made the same “God said no more floods” claim a few years ago.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    This is pretty standard stuff. There can’t be global warming because God wouldn’t let it happen, yadda yadda, yadda. Variations of this theme have existed longer than the IPCC. It’s all predicated on whether you believe 1) that God exists, 2) that he alters the laws of physics at certain times when he fells like it, 3) that he takes a special interest in preventing us from doing environmental damage, and 4) that he couldn’t find some better way of preventing it (like, say, miracle us the technology for cheap renewable energy; or better yet, change the minds of greedy assholes who are the only thing standing in our way.)

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Strange how God can prevent the world from suffering damaging climate change, yet he can’t stop a woman from having an abortion, or make it impossible for humans to be gay, or do any of a zillion other things Fischer would consider wonderful.

  • arakasi

    I figure that some conservatives are actually in favor of global warming. The largest Democratic strongholds tend to be found in large urban centers. Most large cities are found right on the water. Chicago and Detriot may survive – I don’t know how the Great Lakes would react, but we’d lose a lot of regions that tend to be progressive.

    I wouldn’t put it past some people to welcome the destruction of NYC, LA, NO, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, and DC, among others, if it lead to a permanent Republican majority.

  • thebookofdave

    In short: God made Earth idiot-proof, and it’s up to the Bryan Fischers of this world to demonstrate the concept.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    People have been out there ringing their hands . . . .

    Oh, the pain, the pain. </Jonathan Harris>

  • D. C. Sessions

    I figure that some conservatives are actually in favor of global warming. The largest Democratic strongholds tend to be found in large urban centers. Most large cities are found right on the water. Chicago and Detriot may survive – I don’t know how the Great Lakes would react, but we’d lose a lot of regions that tend to be progressive.

    Because if they’re forced to move inland they’ll all take up residence in small farming towns?

    Because if they’re forced to move inland they’ll suddenly become right-wingers out of gratitude?

    I’m not saying that there aren’t wingnuts who would buy this notion, but it will take more than the usual lack of critical review.

  • howardhershey

    It’ll be fire the next time, as I recall. Sounds like metaphorical talk for global warming to me. Or, more literally on a longer time scale, the time when the sun expands past the orbit of the Earth, although life on earth would likely already be long extinguished by that time because of the increased luminosity of the sun.

  • lorn

    Fischer is fortunate that stupid isn’t painful. He would be writhing on the ground.

    This makes me want to put on my ruby-red slippers, click the heels three times, and go home.