Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) on Wednesday claimed that climate change was not man-made because of Noah's flood in the Bible (video below).
Rep. Barton was defending the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, reports BuzzFeed.com.
“I don’t deny that the climate is changing,” Rep. Barton stated. “I think you can have an honest difference of opinion on what’s causing that change without automatically being either all-in that it’s all because of mankind or it’s all just natural. I think there’s a divergence of evidence.”
“I would point out if you’re a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change. And that certainly wasn’t because mankind overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy, ” concluded Rep. Barton.
Congress is considering the Northern Route Approval Act, which would allow them to override President Obama if he refuses to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, reports Mediaite.com.
Rep. Barton said in 2009 that people need to "adapt to global warming" (video below).