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GOP Rep. Tim Walberg: God Will Fix Climate Change (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Republican Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan said on May 26 in Coldwater, Michigan, that God can fix the problem of man-made climate change, if it's a "real problem" (video below).

Walberg made his comment during a town hall, notes The Huffington Post:

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

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.

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Several people agreed, and said, "Amen."

NASA's website confirms that nearly all scientists agree that global warming is real:

Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.

In addition, most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. The following is a partial list of these organizations, along with links to their published statements and a selection of related resources.

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According to the New York Daily News, Walberg insisted that scientists were spilt equally about man-made climate change during a 2008 town hall: "I read scientists, editors -- at least equal on both sides -- that say there’s a cycle, that significant warming that’s produced by human involvement and not just simple matter-of-fact natural currents that take place in the cycle."

In addition to his climate comments, Walberg has pushed the false conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama may not have been born in the U.S.

Walberg suggested that Obama's birth certificate could be true or fake in August 2011 after Obama produced his birth certificate in April of that year, reported the Adrian Daily Telegram via Michigan Live:

Regardless of whether the license that he showed is true or fake, I’ve not seen it other than what was portrayed in the news. The House is controlled by the majority party being the Republicans, the Senate by the Democrats, the attorney general by the Democrats.

That’s the answer. One and a half years. One and a half years. That’s when we do the do-over... [T]hough I would like to have that question finally answered as much as anybody else, yet it takes my eye off the ball of all that I have to do.

Walberg was asked about Obama's birthplace during a radio program on WBCK in September 2010, noted Michigan Live: "My question is, do you believe this president was born in America? Because I have not seen enough evidence to say he is an American citizen. Do you believe he is a Muslim?"

Walberg insisted that it was largely impossible to know for sure:

I don't know, I really don't know. We don't have enough information about this president. He was never given a job interview that was complete. But that's not the issue now. He is president. Right now we need to make sure he doesn't remain as president, whether he's American, a Muslim, a Christian, you name it.

Sources: The Huffington Post, NASA, Michigan Live (2) / Photo credit: US House of Representatives via Wikimedia Commons

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