Pat Robertson Makes One of the Most Ridiculous Claims Against Climate Change Yet

pat-robertson-global-warmingI’ve made it pretty clear to anyone who knows me that I don’t deal with climate change deniers.  I view these people in the same way I view “birthers” and people who believe that the moon landing was a hoax.  When you’re dealing with that level of incompetence and ignorance, why even bother?

These are the people who seem to think that these “greedy” scientists are faking global warming in some kind of effort to justify their grants and scientific programs for their own personal agendas.  Because, you know, there are so many climate scientists cruising our planet’s skies in private jets and enjoying the open water on their multi-million dollar yachts.

Jon Stewart recently mocked comments made by Fox News’ Eric Bolling, who implied that climate scientists perpetuate the “hoax” of climate change in an attempt to continue going on their exotic arctic vacations on their lavish research ships.

Well, our favorite right-wing religious radical Pat Robertson has decided to chime in on the recent climate change talk, possibly making one of the most ridiculous comments I’ve ever seen on the issue.

Robertson said:

“It’s getting warmer, you know, in Jupiter and they don’t have any SUVs driving around on Jupiter. I mean, it has nothing to do with greenhouse gases, it has to do with the axis of the sun.”

He apparently also used this same argument using Mars to describe how a single polar cap had melted on that planet, which was then quickly debunked by scientists pointing to a shift in Mars axis (which explains why just one ice cap had melted) — not global warming on Mars.

Then an attempt to compare Jupiter (which is composed of gas) and earth is another ridiculous comparison.

I simply love how these people always try to claim that there’s some kind of “dark money” floating around in the scientific community perpetuating the “hoax” of climate change, yet ignore the seemingly countless billions of dollars that big corporations (big oil in particular) spend trying to discredit the overwhelming science that supports man-made climate change.

Honestly, who has more to gain?

  • Global scientists who devote their lives to scientific research, most of whom rarely make tons of money from their work.
  • Big corporations and big oil companies who stand to lose tens of billions every year if things like wind, electric cars and solar energy became the dominant force of fuel and energy on the planet.

If you want to talk about “having an agenda” as many climate change deniers seem to imply these scientists have, they need to be looking at these big corporations spending billions trying to discredit proven climate science instead of the scientists simply doing their jobs and showing us the data.

As for me, I’ll take the word of over 95% of the world’s scientists (and countless hours worth of research over decades) over greedy oil companies and corporations who have clearly placed more importance on their profits margins than the future of our planet.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Benjamin Spider

    The real question is who is the “they” that are not driving SUV’s on Jupiter?

  • katherine norton malek

    Pat Robertson should not be allowed to publicly comment on anything. We had a great Uncle Charlie who used to say crazy shit like this at the Sunday dinner table, a safe venue because we all knew, well, old Uncle Charlie was just batshit nuts, in a good family way. While no one put him in an institution, we would never have allowed him to go on national TV. Old coots like this need family who cares or … an elder care guardian. Certainly NOT a microphone … unless he wants to sing along with Mitch Miller or Guy Lombardo, in the privacy of his home though. So, the question is … who takes him seriously? LMAO

  • Cheryl Lagow

    Wait … did he actually say, “axis of the sun” … but, but … wouldn’t that be scientific???!!!!! I seriously want to call into his show one day and ask him if he knows he is batshit crazy.

    On another, more happy note, each time one of these comes out, I notice that ole Patty looks more and more decrepit. Luckily, we probably won’t have to listen to him or see him much longer. He will be in heaven (i.e., worm food).

  • ….Im a little saddened he didnt blame it on all the gay sex we’re having. He blames everything on gay sex.

  • Mike Minyen

    Only people dumber than this guy are people that actually listen to him.

  • FD Brian

    I’ve heard the “they’re paid by the government to perpetuate the problem” argument, like they forget about the scientists that worked for Bush and Republicans and to think that 97% of scientist have no ethics, idiots.

  • Charles LaFevre

    If we in the U.S. stopped creating Carbon in the atmosphere today It would not amount to a miniscule pimple on an elephants rump! It would not reverse the climate change nor would it slow down the climate change. Recent Volcano eruptions in the past 20 – 30 years have spewed tons of Carbon, gases and dirt into the atmosphere. Methane bursts from the ocean floor have also contributed as much or more than mankind as well. Are we contributing? yes. Can we stop weather change? NO!

    • brad mayeux

      We probably cant stop it entirely, true.

      especially since China, India and others are big factors.

      It is, mostly man made however.

      Methane bursts from the ocean floor are on the rise, because the oceans are warmer, because we made them warmer.

      There is a “fingerprint” all over it. If you look at the rise in specific gases, it correlates to the rise in temps.
      Scientists do this for a living, and they are good at it.
      i think they know enough to take volcanoes into consideration.

      i seriously doubt some scientist looked at your post and said…
      “Oh shit, i didnt think of that”

  • Kathy McKinny

    How much has Al Gore made with this “climate change” ?