Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida is clearly bucking for a seat on the House Science Committee, for which a prerequisite for all Republican members seems to be total ignorance of science and fundamentalist religious beliefs. He repeats the lie that scientists thought we were headed toward an ice age “just a few years ago” and says that God is behind it all.
“I have scientists that I rely on, the scientists that I rely on say our climate has changed,” Miller said. “Look, it wasn’t just a few years ago, what was the problem that existed? It wasn’t global warming, we were gonna all be an ice cube. We’re not ice cubes. Our climate will continue to change because of the way God formed the Earth.”
Oh, and he wants to abolish the EPA so that there’s no federal regulation at all of what can be dumped into our waters or pumped into the air — probably because he thinks pollution will go away if we just pray hard enough. I’m getting really tired of elected officials who think prayer is good public policy and who use religious nonsense to justify their positions.