Leave Climate Change in Hands of God, Says Republican Lawmaker

"Do I think that man has some impact?"

"I believe there's been climate change since the beginning of time", he said.

He went on: "Why do I believe that?" Yeah, of course. Can man change the entire universe? By Walberg's logic, that means we shouldn't try to craft a health care system that ensures medical coverage, or create jobs for people who need an income to support their families, or even support educational institutions for children because, in the end, he thinks God will take care of everything on his own.

"I'm confident that if there's a real problem, He will take care of it", he added. In Walberg's defense, he did admit that he believes climate change is a real thing, but doesn't see it as being a "real problem".

A Republican Congressman this week managed to perfectly meld evangelical extremism and climate change denial in one misguided statement, arguing that if climate change is real, that God would handle it.

Walberg, an Obama birther conspiracy theorist and former pastor, acknowledged the doubters by saying, "I don't expect you to agree with me on that". This is the new talking point for those on the right who can no longer ignore the real-time effects of climate change that the average person experiences every day.

Abandoning the pact would isolate the US from a raft of worldwide allies who spent years negotiating the 2015 agreement to fight global warming and pollution by reducing carbon emissions in almost 200 nations.

This isn't the first time Walberg has had a contentious town hall meeting. "(God) gave us a treasure".

Walberg's town hall came just days before multiple reports that President Trump planned to yank America from the Paris climate accord - potentially jeopardizing key alliances and weakening the global commitment to curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

President Trump will announce his decision on the agreement at 3pm (ET) on Thursday, June 1.

  • Larry Hoffman