Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) told the Voice of Christian Youth America that God controls the climate, not humans. Promoting his book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, Inhofe said:
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.
I cite the 2012 THINKPROGRESS citation because it seems to tap the source of a pernicious internet meme that reminds us, when all is said and done:
What arrogance of science deniers to think that God and Mother Nature, your choice, might smile indulgently over our exponentially increasing befoulment of their air, land and water — or perhaps not even notice.
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