GOP Rep. Joe Barton: Bible’s Great Flood Is Evidence Against Man-Made Climate Change
Andrew Kaczynski posted video today of Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) issuing the latest ridiculous right wing anti-science public statement, citing the Bible story of the Great Flood as evidence that climate change isn’t man-made.
“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.”
This is what’s behind a lot of the Republican aversion to science; the atavistic fear that science will destroy their religious beliefs. It’s bizarre to see Barton in America’s halls of power, talking about setting vital national policy based on his superstitious belief that an allegorical fantasy passed down by word of mouth from the Bronze Age actually happened in reality.