WASHINGTON – Republican Senator Marco Rubio (FL), a prominent Christian and noted skeptic of climate change science, yesterday argued that Americans should resist efforts by the federal government to curb carbon dioxide emissions. Sen. Rubio, who is a likely candidate for president in 2016, said that such programs would be “against God’s Will,” since “for all we know, God wants the Earth to get warmer.”
Speaking at a luncheon with potential donors, Rubio admitted that “it’s getting more and more difficult to deny that the Earth is getting hotter—just look at the new NASA report.”
Rubio was referring to two studies released Monday which indicate that the “melting of the Western Antarctic Ice sheet is unstoppable, and the glaciers are doomed to collapse and melt into the sea,” which will raise sea levels significantly, leaving much of the world’s coastal cities underwater.
“So yeah, I don’t deny it’s happening,” Rubio said. “But what we absolutely cannot say for sure is that a warming Earth is not just part of God’s plan,” Rubio explained. “God knows what He’s doing, and it pleases Him to see half of Manhattan underwater and Miami wiped out completely, then we cannot stand in His way.”
Rubio is a Roman Catholic, although he and his family practiced as Mormons for a time. He has said that he believes “with all [his] heart that God still destines for us an even better future and the opportunity to continue to serve as an inspiration to the world.”
Today Rubio said that climate change doesn’t necessarily dash the hopes for a better future. “God destines us for a better future, and rising sea levels are a part of that, then it must be for the best,” he said.
Rubio’s remarks follow those he made on Sunday, when he told “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos that he does not believe climate change is the result of human activity.
“I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it… [and] I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it, except it will destroy our economy,” Rubio added.
Today the senator clarified those remarks. “What I meant was that Jesus Himself is probably responsible for global warming,” he said. “I can’t tell you exactly why he’s doing it, but that’s what Faith is for—trusting that Jesus is warming up the planet so we can all live in water parks or something equally awesome.”
GOD’S PLAN !!!! HAHALOLZ God’s “plans” always seem to benefit the rich and hurt the poor, don’t they?
well……..we know he wont be president !!!
Maybe when the oceans rise and wipe out cities someone will build an ARK and save the human race (and don’t forget two of every animal on the planet, at least the ones that are left)
lmao where do they find these delusional people anyway?
he wants to outdumb w.
By Rubio’s logic, maybe we should not have developed vaccines against polio or smallpox. Maybe these diseases are part of GOD’S PLAN to control population. In fact, ANY scientific advancement that changes the “natural order” of things, might just be an affront to God and HIS PLAN for mankind. With luck, Rubio’s quotes will follow him wherever he goes and deep six his hopes for national office. (Although in America, you never know. Look how close Sarah Palin came to being VP.)
These guys don’t believe a word of their sanctimonious religious crap. It’s only said to get more Koch money and to appease uneducated masses they can scare.
The sad fact is we have reached the point of no return. There is no sense in placing blame. How are we going to prepare?
What a wacko!
1. Lets elect an ignorant person President. That worked out so well with Bush 2.
2. Senator…when you are in a hole stop digging.
OMG! Maybe it’s Jesus trying to tell us that the economy doesn’t matter. Our future does.
I’ve had a change of mind about these satirical sites. Too many people don’t realize, up front and quickly, that it’s satire. And then they spread the misinformation. We do not need these kinds of site cropping up all over the internet. What’s especially confusing is when, as in this article, the satire is so close to the reality that it could easily be true—so more people are confused, and that’s making things worse, not better. Some will come back and say, simply, that people should read better and stop being so ignorant of satire and improve their ability to recognize it and see the disclaimers, etc. Well, if the reading and comprehension abilities of the masses are so low that the sprouting up of more and more satire sites is causing more MISunderstanding than understanding, then I stick by my point.
Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? Rubio or Mickey Mouse? Rubio wants to be considered a potential candidate for president? Uh huh. No way. I love Tony Pompa’s comment. Oh, but Sarah Palin never came REALLY close to becoming VP. The tremendous fires in California, were those also his God’s will? So why did the forestry guys put them out? I do not think that it is anybody’s god’s will that he become president of anything other than the local moron’s association.
SO. Rubio has not read the reports on the coming droughts, fires, floods and famine, right? Jesus has that all prepared for us? QUOTE: “What I meant was that Jesus Himself is probably responsible for global warming,” he said. “I can’t tell you exactly why he’s doing it, but that’s what Faith is for—trusting that Jesus is warming up the planet so we can all live in water parks or something equally awesome.” and:. “But what we absolutely cannot say for sure is that a warming Earth is not just part of God’s plan,” Rubio explained. “God knows what He’s doing, and it pleases Him to see half of Manhattan underwater and Miami wiped out completely, then we cannot stand in His way.” end quote My thoughts: Buh bye RUBIO/2016 – you won’t even have a Senator’s seat again from FLORIDA….. THANK YOU JESUS!
Good Gawd Rubio! Please take your head down to the river and beat it on a ROCK!
Satire alert. Click “show facts” at top of the article so we can discuss the nonsense he really did say, rather than what he did not say.
He’s even crazier than I could possibly have imagined.
Is this true?
Someone please let him play Russian roulette with six rounds in the chambers, or at least one round in a magazine fed handgun.
Hospitals are against gods plan too.. Right.
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