The congressman who said God would 'take care of' climate change is from Michigan

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U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg said last week that God alone could fix climate change — not humans.

Congressman Walberg is a Republican and represents Michigan's 7th district and said the baffling statement during a town hall meeting in Coldwater, MI.



In Walberg's defense, he did admit that he believes climate change is a real thing, but doesn't see it as being a "real problem."

"I believe there's climate change. I believe there's been climate change since the beginning of time," Walberg said, reported by Time. He went on to say, "Do I think man has some impact? Yeah, of course." But things head south when he adds, "Can man change the entire universe? No."



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The real kicker comes in when he starts to justify his meaning. "Why do I believe that? Well, as a Christian, I believe that there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us. And I'm confident that, if there's a real problem, he can take care of it."

While we respect Walberg's religious freedom, having a "Jesus take the wheel" attitude towards public policy probably isn't the best idea.


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