Corporate Lobbyist Dick Armey: God Wouldn’t Allow Global Warming
July 31, 2009
(ChattahBox)—Corporate Lobbyist and global warming denier Dick Armey, presented quite a novel argument against global warming on Thursday, while appearing on Capitol Hill to testify before a Republican hearing on climate change legislation. Armey suggested that global warming doesn’t exist, because the Lord God Almighty would not allow man to destroy his creation.
That means in Armey’s mind, Earth is indestructible and that we can continue to gobble up fossil fuels and pollute our environment with CO2 emissions to our heart’s content, because God is on the side of big oil companies.
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX), has long been a supporter of corporate polluters and big oil companies in and out of office. And he has spent his post Congressional career, as a lobbyist for DLA Piper representing big oil interests.
Sen. Orrin Hatch(R-UT) was happy to have Armey on board to do his part to deny global warming, and help the Republicans obstruct clean energy legislation. After a handful of witnesses representing corporate interests testified, Armey appeared with his new argument, likening global warming deniers to true believers in God and smearing the fact-base science of global warming as hysterical and paranoid.
Read excerpts from Armey’s testimony:
“We have sort of an eco-evangelical hysteria that’s going on and it leads me to almost wonder if we are becoming a nation of environmental hypochondriacs that are willing to use the power of the state to impose enormous restrictions on the rights and the comforts of, and incomes of individuals who serve essentially a paranoia, a phobia, that has very little fact– evidence in fact.”
“Now these are observations that are popular to make because right now it’s almost taken as an article of faith that this crisis is real. Let me say I take it as an article of faith if the lord God almighty made the heavens and the Earth, and he made them to his satisfaction and it is quite pretentious of we little weaklings here on earth to think that we are going to destroy God’s creation.” [...]
Despite the arguments of Armey and other global warming deniers, global warming is harming our planet at an alarming rate. And if Armey and the Republicans have their way, God’s creation will be in big trouble.
When Armey isn’t denying Global warming in the name of God, he plans divisive anti-Obama tea party rallies, under the cover of his right-wing Astroturf organization, FreedomWorks.
Source: Think Progress
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