Pat Robertson converts to a “Global Warming Believer.”

Color me surprised. I guess old Pat isn’t entirely reality immune after all:

They are defending the society. But I tell you stay in doors ladies and gentleman. Stay cool. Get fans or whatever. And the poor, they need emergency fans and ice to cool down — the number of people dead. I have not been one who believed in the global warming. But I tell you, they are making a convert out of me as these blistering summers. They have broken heat records in a number of cities already this year and broken all-time records and it is getting hotter and the ice caps are melting and there is a build up of carbon dioxide in the air. We really need to address the burning of fossil fuels. If we are contributing to the destruction of the planet we need to do [something] about it.

What’s really surprising about this is that it doesn’t appear that his immediate reaction was to tell everyone to pray to God to reduce the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Instead he suggests *GASP!* that we mere humans are going to have to clean up this mess ourselves.

10 thoughts on “Pat Robertson converts to a “Global Warming Believer.”

  1. I don’t know if ol’ Pat is sincere or not, maybe he’s just responding to the way the political wind is starting to blow. Even the most hardcore neocons are starting to crumble under the weight of evidence so Pat’s conversion can only help to get our gov’t to start getting serious about global warming. Let’s hope it’s not too late already.

  2. So when is ol’ Pat visiting his Toyota dealerto put a down payment on a Prius?

    Naah, he’ll get around to telling his followers to pray that god will help scientists invent clean energy.  At least it’ll keep ‘em out of the fossil diggin’ grounds…

  3. I wish some of that global warming would come to San Francisco. Or else we could get some of Michigan’s ubearable heat over here.

  4. I wish some of that global warming would come to San Francisco. Or else we could get some of Michigan’s ubearable heat over here.

    Here in San Matt, it’s been perfect (high ‘70s on average). They say that the coldest winter on record is any given summer in San Francisco, but I’d take it anyway. Being in the best city in the world is worth some shivering, at least in my book. smile

    I wonder if Pat Robertson’s admission of the reality of global warming is going to lose him some of his flock. Can’t have ol’ Pat becoming one of us dirty hippies, can you?

    On a completely random note, I have The B-52’s “Rock Lobster” lodged in my head right now. It doesn’t need to be mentioned that it’s annoying. confused

  5. The high 70s are ok, but some, like me, like it hot.

    I don’t understand why more christian fundies aren’t against global warming. For all the bitching they do about how God created the earth, you’d think they’d be all about trying not to destroy it…

  6. Gol-leee there SEB!

    If’n good’ol Pat R. is a beeleev’n …

    It muss be truthness of biblical proportions!

    Do people in the US really speak like Gomer Pyle?
    I always thought it was satire. LOL

    S-Sadie: I have The B-52’s “Rock Lobster

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