Another Republican climate change denier is pushing the old Bible story of Noah’s Ark to try and claim that climate change isn’t real or a threat to humanity. Michele Bachmann, former Minnesota congresswoman and founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, took things to a new level by publicly encouraging Christian leaders to use this story to convince their congregations that climate change is nothing to worry about.

“I would encourage pastors to start preaching on this issue of climate change and God’s view of climate change,” Bachmann said. “God put a rainbow in the sky as a sign of his covenant and he said very clearly to the entire world, ‘Never again will there be judgment, never again will the world be flooded.'”

Meanwhile, Japan is still recovering from the worst typhoon it’s seen in 60 years, with over 100,000 rescue workers scrambling to save people from the massive flooding that has already killed more than 70 individuals, with dozens more still missing.

Republicans like Bachmann apparently fail to realize that even if (or when) the ice caps melt completely, there will still be plenty of land that remains above water. However, climate change will still kill many millions of people, most of them the poorest in the world, and it won’t be just flooding that does it.

Of course, Bachmann also once said that Donald Trump is “the most biblical president I have ever seen.” No one’s taken her seriously as a political voice since she announced her “retirement” as a congresswoman in 2013 after she was subject to a full investigation by the House Ethics Committee due to her staff’s alleged misuse of funds.

“And what is it these frauds tell us with climate change?” Bachmann continued on Jan Markell’s “Understanding The Times” radio show. “That the world’s going to be flooded. Isn’t it interesting they’re saying it’s going to be another catastrophe, it’s flooding, we’re going to be flooded? God says we will never be flooded.”

They actually say there are a lot of different catastrophes that will happen if we don’t address climate change very soon, including mass droughts, wildfires, increasingly intense storms, famines, war, and pretty much every other Biblical horror you can think of.

Here’s hoping she lives long enough to see her beach house go underwater, literally.


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*First Published: October 16, 2019, 12:04 pm