Iowa Congressman: Global warming ‘more of a religion than a science’

The Messenger (Fort Dodge, IA) reports:

On the environment, King said efforts to fight global warming are both economically harmful and unnecessary.

“It is not proven, it’s not science. It’s more of a religion than a science,” he said.

He said that even if carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes the earth to warm, environmentalists only look at the bad from that, not the good.

“Everything that might result from a warmer planet is always bad in (environmentalists’) analysis,” he said. “There will be more photosynthesis going on if the Earth gets warmer. … And if sea levels go up 4 or 6 inches, I don’t know if we’d know that.”

He said sea level is not a precise measurement.

“We don’t know where sea level is even, let alone be able to say that it’s going to come up an inch globally because some polar ice caps might melt because there’s CO2 suspended in the atmosphere,” he said.

King said building the Keystone XL pipeline to carry tar sands oil from Canada should have been a clear-cut decision.

“We need that oil,” he said. “If we don’t buy that oil … their only market is to the United States, with a pipeline, or ship it overseas to somebody’s refineries, like the Chinese.”

5 thoughts on “Iowa Congressman: Global warming ‘more of a religion than a science’”

  1. What virgins? Eternal damnation for deniers and their descendants should work. Can’t have a successful religion without proper focus.

  2. And as a religion Global Warming sucks. No promise of an afterlife, this is all you get and whatever you do enjoy you have to ‘feel guilty’ about enjoying it. Or your not allowed to have it unless your one of the elites. Wait, is this a religion or Communism? I’m confused.

  3. More of? There is nothing in it resembling science except for sciency vocabulary not accompanied by any knowledge on how to use it. It is not even a passable mockery of science.

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