Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) dismissed the concern over global warming, labeling it a "religion" and claiming efforts to address climate change are useless.Global warming is just like religion, it's not proven and false! Okay, I wouldn't expect that sort of thing from a right-wing Christianist Republican, but what the hey. The occasional bit of honesty can be surprisingly refreshing.
"It is not proven, it's not science," King said Tuesday, according to The Messenger of Fort Dodge, Iowa. "It's more of a religion than a science."
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.Photosynthesis goes up? To a certain point. And we're beyond that point. Heck, the kinds of temperatures we're headed toward caused a mass extinction in the past.
"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."
"Photosynthesis starts to shut down at about 35 degrees C [95 degrees F], and plants often start dying at temperatures above 40 degrees C [104 degrees F]," [That's some fire-breathing preaching! And that's the "good" part of climate change.
GeologistHigh Priest Paul] Wignall said. "This would explain why there's not much fossil record of plants at the end-Permian— for instance, there are no peat swamps forming, no coal-forming whatsoever. This was a huge, devastating extinction."
So to recap, global warming is bullshit, like religion. But even though it's bullshit, it actually is getting hotter, but who cares because plants will generate more photosynthesis until they don't and die. Oh, and no one will notice if Miami is underwater.
In other words, this is what happens when King takes a day off from bashing brown people.