Steve King Calls Climate Science a ‘Religion,’ Is Somehow Still Against It

The Congressman claims climate science is "more of a religion than a science," then demonstrates his science knowledge by saying global warming is actually a good thing because "there will be more photosynthesis going on."




Steve King

“It’s not getting hot in here, that’s just God giving you big ol’ warm hug.”

When last we heard from Rep. Steve King (R-IA) he was waxing nonsensically about the cantaloupe-sized calves of Mexican immigrants, which is apparently a bad quality in a potential citizen. Now, the 64-year-old Congressman is in the news again, this time after dismissing evidence of global warming at an anti-big government rally sponsored by Americans for Prosperity.

It is not proven, it’s not science. It’s more of a religion than a science.

But then, Rep. Steve King isn’t terribly fond of science, whereas he REALLY.  FUCKING.  LOVES.  RELIGION.  And considering he thinks a man asking for forgiveness after running over a dog scientifically “proves” America is a Christian nation (video below), it’s not clear he actually knows that the word “proven” means “to have established the truth of” rather than, for instance, “dragons,” or “pudding.”

So if you think about it, it’s entirely possible that the Tea Party Congressman was actually praising environmentalists. In his own mind, Rep. King may have simply been saying climate science “is not [dragons], it’s not [a bad, anti-Jesusy thing].  It’s more of a [totally awesome thing] than a [bad, anti-Jesusy thing].” Which is totally true!!  

But alas, no, that’s not what he meant. Apparently, the Iowa Congressman not only thinks global warming isn’t happening, if the Earth is getting warmer, he thinks that’s a good thing:

Everything that might result from a warmer planet is always bad in [environmentalists’] analysis. There will be more photosynthesis going on if the Earth gets warmer . . .  And if sea levels go up 4 to 6 inches, I don’t know if we’d know that.

Plus, even if sea levels really do go up by noticeable amounts, just think of all the oceanfront views Iowans would gain!


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Steve King calls climate change a religion // Image via Gage Skidmore, flickr.

2 Responses to Steve King Calls Climate Science a ‘Religion,’ Is Somehow Still Against It

  1. Brian


    Just wanted to let you know that it appears you have the wrong video linked in your article.

    The article states that “…considering he thinks a man asking his neighbor’s forgiveness for running over a dog scientifically “proves” America is a Christian nation (video below),” while the video is just about the congressman talking about putting the “christ” back in christmas, etc.

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