Climate change, Tim Walberg — June 3, 2017

Tim Walberg faces international backlash over his comment that “God will take care of” climate change

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After his comments that “God will take care” of climate change so humans don’t need to do anything different, Republican Congressman Tim Walberg has faced international backlash over the remark (video HERE.) People have pointed out that his approach is akin to the old joke about the guy about to perish in a flood who rejects offers from people in boats to save him saying “God will take care of me”. Right before the guy drowns, God shouts at him, “I sent you four boats. What more do you need from me?!”

Others have pointed out that when Walberg needed surgery, he didn’t rely on “God to take care of that.” He went to a surgeon. Just like the world is now relying on the scientific experts telling us what we need to do.

Here’s a partial round-up of the dozens of pieces written about his absurd remarks that appear to blur the line between church and state:

Daily Caller: Religious Left Decries Trump’s Paris Accord Decision
Colorado Springs Gazette: GOP congressman on climate change: God will ‘take care of it’ if it’s real
Esquire: Good News: Republicans Believe God Will Take Care of Climate Change for Us
SELF: A Congressman Said If Climate Change Becomes a ‘Real Problem,’ God ‘Can Take Care of It.’ Oh, Is That So?
Washington Post: Why so many white evangelicals in Trump’s base are deeply skeptical of climate change
Patheos: Walberg: God is In Charge of Climate Change
Newser: GOP Lawmaker: God Will Take Care of Climate Change
Patheos: Why toxic Christianity is a threat to our planet’s survival
Detroit Free Press: Michigan Rep. Tim Walberg says God will ‘take care of’ climate change
Salon: Michigan Republican: God “can take care” of climate change problems
The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser blog: The Sounds of Fundamentalism: Let God Take Care of Climate Change, Says Congressman Tim Walberg
USA Today: GOP congressman on climate change: God will ‘take care of it’ if it’s real
Black Christian News Network: Michigan Rep. Tim Walberg says ‘God, Natural Cycles’ Can Take Care of Climate Change
The Hill: GOP rep: If climate change is real, God will ‘take care of it’
FOX News: Michigan congressman who believes in climate change says God will ‘take care of it’
W3 Live News: GOP Rep. Tim Walberg: God Will Fix Climate Change
Washington Examiner: GOP lawmaker Tim Walberg: God ‘can take care of’ climate change
Huffington Post: GOP Congressman: God Will ‘Take Care Of’ Climate Change If It Exists
Joe.My.God.: GOP US House Rep. Tim Walberg: If Climate Change Turns Out To Be “Real Problem,” God Will Fix It
Daily Kos: Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI): ‘God’ Will Fix Climate Change, If It’s Real
Mic: Republican Rep. Tim Walberg said God will take care of climate change for us
Opposing Views: GOP Rep. Tim Walberg: God Will Fix Climate Change
CorrectBro: GOP Rep. Tim Walberg says God will ‘take care of’ climate change
Resistance Report: GOP Congressman Thinks God Will Fix Climate Change
Your NZ: If there’s a real climate problem God “can take care of it”
Republican Dirty Tricks: GOP Rep. Tim Walberg Tells Constituents That God Can “Take Care of” Climate Change If It “Really Exists”
SFGate: GOP congressman who believes in climate change says God will ‘take care of it’
Time: Republican Congressman Says God Will ‘Take Care Of’ Climate Change
The Daily Dot: GOP congressman says God ‘will take care of’ climate change — if it exists
MarkMaynard.com: Tim Walberg: If climate change is real, God will “take care of it”
Reverb Press: WATCH: Nutball Republican Congressman Says ‘God Will Take Care’ of Climate Change
The Salt Lake Tribune: Let God fix climate change? Sure — one giant flood, coming up
Daily News: GOP Rep. Tim Walberg says God will ‘take care of’ climate change
Independent: Congressman says ‘God will take care of climate change’ if it is real
NWAHomepage.com: GOP congressman: God will ‘take care of’ climate change
Talking Points Memo: GOP Rep. Trusts God With Climate Change: ‘He Can Take Care Of It’
Popsugar: Republican Congressman Says “God Will Take Care of” Climate Change
Detroit Metro Times: The congressman who said God would ‘take care of’ climate change is from Michigan
MSNBC.com: Republican congressman: God can ‘take care of’ the climate crisis
Peacock Panache: Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg’s Climate Change Solution: God
IB Times: Watch Republican congressman Tim Walberg claim God will ‘take care’ of climate change
Death and Taxes: Congressman tells town hall not to worry about climate change: God ‘can take care of it’
Newsweek: Leave Climate Change in Hands of God, Says Republican Lawmaker
Click on Detroit: GOP congressman: God will ‘take care of’ climate change
Idaho Statesman: No problem with climate change, GOP congressman says; God will ‘take care of it’
EcoWatch: GOP Congressman: God Will ‘Take Care’ of Climate Change

Way to make headlines, Congressman.

  • Corkhead

    Is he that much of a fool or that much of a tool? I am embarrassed that he is my “representative”.

  • KristiB

    The question is, how much will this affect him in his district? My guess is not much at all.

  • judyms9

    No need for a military, a congress or a fire department either, I suppose, but it puts a lot on a very busy God while everyone else can be a slacker. Got it.

  • Jim Mooney

    Just like God took care of the black plague.

  • Tim Albright

    Saying “God will take care” of climate change so humans don’t need to do anything different,” is like saying that God will take care of our children so we don’t have to make them wear seat belts.

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