Michigan Rep. Walberg, who believes in climate change, says God will ‘take care of it’

(Fox News) – A Republican congressman from Michigan said at a town hall meeting on Friday that God will “take care” of climate change if there’s ever a “real problem.”

Rep. Tim Walberg, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, was reportedly speaking at a coffee hour in Coldwater, Mich., when he made the comments.

“I believe there’s climate change. I believe there’s been climate change since the beginning of time,” Walberg said. “Do I think man has some impact? Yeah, of course. Can man change the entire universe? No.”

He went on: “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.”

Walberg, 66, told the audience that he did not expect them to agree with him.

Meanwhile, President Trump says he will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event Thursday afternoon.

Trump promoted his announcement Wednesday night on Twitter, after a day in which U.S. allies around the world sounded alarms about the likely consequences of a U.S. withdrawal. Trump himself kept everyone in suspense, saying he was still listening to “a lot of people both ways.”

Abandoning the pact would isolate the U.S. from a raft of international allies who spent years negotiating the 2015 agreement to fight global warming and pollution by reducing carbon emissions in nearly 200 nations.

While traveling abroad last week, Trump was repeatedly pressed to stay in the deal by European leaders and the Vatican. Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russia among the world’s industrialized economies.

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13 comments

    • Kevin Rahe

      When the alternative is to impose any number of arbitrary restrictions on the flourishing of human beings that may or may not do more good than evil and the effects of which we likely won’t even be able to measure accurately, I’ll take salvationism, thank you.

      Level-headed people see that reducing pollution, waste and energy consumption and developing renewable sources of energy are all good things. It is irrational to think that improving the environment and making Earth a better place for plants and animals at the expense of the well-being – or even existence – of human beings is a good thing.

        • Kevin Rahe

          So those of us who recycle and try to use less energy aren’t taking action? How about politicians who cry “climate change” and push the institution of carbon credits but don’t encourage shoring up levees in populated coastal areas to protect them when the oceans rise or anything else to mitigate the effects of climate change, which is inevitable?

          • Common Cents

            Salvationism is the belief that there is no need to take action to create a just and peaceful world. It’s a form of mental poison used by people that understand how the human mind works to keep a power differential between themselves and those that lack the understanding. Do an internet search for “Mark Passio Salvationism.”

          • Common Cents

            My comment is awaiting moderation. Just trying to figure out if it’s something I said or an algorithm.

          • Common Cents

            Salvationism is the belief that there is no need to take action to create a just and peaceful world. It’s a form of mental poison used by people that understand how the human mind works to keep a power differential between themselves and those that lack the understanding. Do an internet search for “M a r k P a s s i o Salvationism.”

          • Kevin Rahe

            I don’t think Walberg’s comments go that far. I would say he’s more concerned about the government taking BAD action than the people taking GOOD action.

    • Kevin Rahe

      It would be pretty arrogant for someone to think that they can affect the climate significantly, and we’re certainly all going to die at some point. But there are certainly things we can do to improve our situation and be good stewards of Creation in the meantime.

  • Common cents

    Global warming and global cooling has been napping since the earth was formed all without human existence, gas engines, and cow farts. It will continue to do this with or without us. It is not man made or driven by our actions.