See that chart up there compiled by NASA of ground and ocean surface temperature readings over the last century? Fear not, for Senator James Inhofe (R-bugfuck) assures us all, every one, that God is on the case, and in fact He has been from the very beginning when the univserse was created lo those few thousand years ago. It says so in Genesis:
(Think Progress) — Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.
That’s right foolish humans! Stop believing you can change the world, for good or evil, cuz that’s the Lord’s domain; He’s Still Up There, ya know? Who do you think you are in the great scheme of divinely authorized climate changing biota anyway?
Mindless bacteria drifting in the ocean, herbivores breaking wind, green plants without a single neuron to call their own, yes, they might be able to pull it off. But eight billion humans burning gigatons of carbon-laden syrup that took a quarter billion years to store up in the space of a single century have no chance, and James Inhofe knows this to a metaphysical certainty. Because of one line in an ancient nomadic fable passed down orally for dozens of generations by neolithic sheep ranchers who, incidentally, are also privy to the One True Answer to everything. Indeed, Inhofe knows this, and the fact that he takes disproportionately huge contribution/bribes from the fossil fuel industry, and is promoting a new book called The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, has nothing to do with his fair and balanced analysis.