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Eliason: Senator, we’re going to talk about your book for a minute, you state in your book which by the way is called The Greatest Hoax, you state in your book that one of your favorite Bible verses, Genesis 8:22, ‘while the earth remaineth seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease,’ what is the significance of these verses to this issue?

Inhofe: Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night,’ my point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.

Senator James Inhofe, Right Wing Watch 59 Comments [3/15/2012 3:44:22 AM]
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michael3ov

Well we are capable of destroying the vast majority of complex life on this planet, probably numerous times over, with the turn of a couple keys and the push of a button.

3/15/2012 4:02:03 AM

smartz

Uhhh.
Ever heard of SMOG? Or ACID RAIN? Those are two of many man-influenced weather patterns in this past century. I had snow in OCTOBER for goodness sake, you can't tell me that isn't influenced by a hundred years of industrial pollution of our atmosphere.

3/15/2012 4:24:24 AM

Tempus

Ummm...weren't you born during the Dust Bowl years? You know, when careless farming practices helped bring about a drought and ruined millions of acres of farmland, cause massive dust storms across most of North America, farm failures and wholesale economic collapse?

3/15/2012 4:27:23 AM

Serph-no-Okami

And thinking we can mess up and God will clean up after us isn't arrogant... how? Seriously, believing an omnipotent being is there waiting for the sole purpose of cleaning up your own mess is arrogant beyond measure.

3/15/2012 4:38:16 AM

Nihlum



I have nothing more to say.

3/15/2012 4:39:36 AM

Doctor Whom

Then let's stop spending the taxpayers' money to rebuild affected coastal areas, many of which are in the red states. After all, we mustn't be arrogant or outrageous or anything.

ETA: Thanks for providing yet another reason to reject the Bible. So often, the most powerful arguments against a belief system are the arguments for it.

3/15/2012 4:53:55 AM

RayO-ElGatubelo

"The arrogance of people to think that we,human beings,would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous."

I find it much more arrogant for someone to claim to speak for God like that...

3/15/2012 4:56:24 AM

Brendan Rizzo

He's a Senator?! We're doomed.

Only in America...

3/15/2012 5:10:39 AM

Mister Spak

The arrogance of you teabaggers to say "I don't care what the thermometer says, my giant man who lives on clouds who has never been seen says it's not true".

3/15/2012 5:42:56 AM

Doubting Thomas

And people wonder why I think that religious belief is dangerous. The idea that we can't possibly harm our environment because God is controlling everything will lead to our demise, especially when that idea is held by those who make our laws. This just goes to show that separation of church & state is not only a good idea, but vitally necessary.

And I guess the senator forgot about the passage where we're supposed to be good stewards of the earth?

3/15/2012 5:43:43 AM



The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.

I agree that "global warming" has been over-blown and over-hyped by environmentalists and others, but to say that mankind has had no impact on our environment, especially during the Industrial Age, is just as outrageous. Our factories and power plants belch smoke and soot into the air while our rivers, lakes and oceans are used as a collective toilet.

But, no, we're not impacting our environment. [/sarcasm]

3/15/2012 5:46:51 AM

pete

And that is why I have long maintained that Jimmy Inhofe just might be the stupidest Senator in U.S. history.

3/15/2012 5:49:46 AM

David B.

A Recipe for Disaster.

Take some greedy, stupid people.
Put them in positions of power.
Let corrupt, selfish lobbies wine and dine them.
Let them prosper with immunity.
Let them be seen by other greedy, stupid people.
Let these other people aspire to positions of power.
Liberally add sauce to the mix from a large gravy train.
Now bake under a secure cover for a dozen terms of office.

Serve with a garnish of shredded civil rights, on a bed of disenfranchised and deceived people.

3/15/2012 5:53:47 AM

His4Life

Well, I disagree with Inhofe. I believe God lets us experience the consequences of our actions, which the Bible teaches - "what you sow, you will reap." God does allow for the posibility that we will destroy ourselves. However, I'm not totally convinced of global warming. The idea originated as the plot of a cartoon show of all things and was then adapted as "science." Sounds like a scam to me.

3/15/2012 6:09:54 AM

dionysus

Right. Because pumping billions of gallons of carbon dioxide into the air and simultaneously chopping down forests isn't going to have any effect whatsoever on the environment.

3/15/2012 6:17:16 AM

dionysus

@His4Life- There are thousands of cartoons out there. That one happened to have an idea that would later be discovered by science. So what? Weird coincidences happen all the time. Donald Duck "discovered" methylene (CH2) before scientists did.

3/15/2012 6:34:37 AM

Horsefeathers

"Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night,’ my point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous."

It's outrageous to me that someone with such views was elected in the first place and it boggles my mind that, after stating something like this publicly, you still have a job.

3/15/2012 6:48:15 AM

John

So does he think Jesus should have taken the devil's dare (Matthew 4:5-7) and jumped off the temple roof because God would save him? The real arrogance is thinking we can just do anything stupid thing we want and God will save us with His magic wand.

His argument is basically the same one people used for not putting a lightning rod on the church roof.

3/15/2012 6:59:42 AM

David B.

"I'm not totally convinced of global warming. The idea originated as the plot of a cartoon show of all things and was then adapted as "science.""

They didn't have cartoons in 1896, when Svante Arrhenius first proposed that changes in atmospheric CO2 levels could affect global temperature, unless you are talking about zoetropes. The very first animated film wasn't made until 2 years after Arrhenius' 1906 paper predicting future climate warming due to the burning of fossil fuels (which he thought was a good thing).

3/15/2012 7:08:33 AM

Mister Spak

@his4life:

The idea originated as the plot of a cartoon show of all things and was then adapted as "science." Sounds like a scam to me. "

No, it originated in the 1800s when the effect of CO2 on infrared light was discovered. You teabaggers science denial, of which Inhofes bilge is a part, is the scam.

3/15/2012 7:09:10 AM

Swede

Didn't God put humans as stewards of the Earth? We are supposed to take care of it for him. Won't He be rather pissed if He saw what a mess we've done with the beautiful, perfect world that He supposedly created?

So, Inhofe thinks we should take the words in an old book, written by goat-herders a few thousand years ago, over observable reality?
If you want proof that God is not cleaning up our mess, look at the Sahara desert. It's getting bigger and bigger, because humans remove the plants that hold the sand in place. When we strive to return plant life to the area, the desert gets smaller. The climate change is basically the same thing, only on a grander scale, which threaten not only our existence, but the existence of life as we know it on this planet.

3/15/2012 7:30:15 AM

LAchlan

Someone should give this guy the sack.

3/15/2012 8:07:35 AM

Alleyprowler

@Swede

Didn't God put humans as stewards of the Earth?

Some American Christians read that to mean that we should strive to take care of the Earth and conserve its resources, but others think it means that the Earth is one big self-replenishing buffet and we can all stuff ourselves silly on it with no negative repercussions because God will sort it all out. For the latter, it's almost sinful not to use as many fossil fuels as you possibly can because otherwise you are turning up your nose at God's bounty and making Baby Jesus cry. You don't want to make Baby Jesus cry, do you?

Your point about the Sahara would probably be dismissed as "part of God's plan", because that's the default (non) response to those kind of uncomfortable questions.

3/15/2012 8:31:10 AM

Ryushikaze

@Rizzo: No, not just here, but yes, we've got some of the loudest and stupidest.

@H4L: What 'Cartoon' are you talking about? Captain Planet? Because the science of man's accidental change of the global climate was a science before that show dropped.

The show was made because the science was there, not vice versa.

3/15/2012 8:42:55 AM

D Laurier

Actualy His4Life, The concerns about human generated climate change were first voiced by Canadian students at the university of Vancouver back in the mid 1960s. Their concerns were based on measurements of CO2 levels, Averge rainfall, and smog, over several decades.
One of those students was a genetics student named David Suzuki.

3/15/2012 9:47:48 AM
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