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U.S. Representative Steve King (R-IA) talks at the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, February 10, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Sigh.
Did he really mean to slam religion?
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) dismissed the concern over global warming, labeling it a "religion" and claiming efforts to address climate change are useless.

"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."

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.
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."

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.
"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]," [Geologist High 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."
That's some fire-breathing preaching! And that's the "good" part of climate change.

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.

Originally posted to kos on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 10:48 AM PDT.

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