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GOP Representative Suggests We Leave The Issue Of Climate Change Up To God

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Change agreement, there has been a whole host of memorable reactions. We’ve seen all kinds of meltdowns from public figures, as well as an endless stream of hyperbolic statements from the talking heads on the news. Fear-mongering has been in full effect - to say the least - as the prevailing narrative is that the world is going to end any second, and we can thank Trump for that.

If we take a few steps back, inhale and exhale briskly until our minds are clear, and then carefully reexamine the narrative, we can clearly see that it’s over the top. That doesn’t mean that there’s absolutely nothing to worry about when it comes to climate change, but it does mean that some perspective is needed when outlandish statements are presented for your review.

As The Hill shares, that goes for both sides of the aisle. Neither of the major political parties has cornered the market on questionable statements just yet, and there’s more than enough eye rolling to go around for leaders on the left and the right. The vast majority of the over the top statements on Trump’s decision has come from the left, but we also have an example of a curious instance on the topic from the right.

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) was a little ahead of the game, as he took on the matter of climate change at a town hall event last week. He addressed the topic head on, and he left both supporters and detractors walking away scratching their heads.

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

Fair enough. There’s plenty of people that feel the same way, and it seemed like Walberg was about to offer up some facts to support his argument. He did nothing of the kind, but he did point to the heavens for his reasoning.

“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 continued.

No word on how loud the crickets got after Walberg finished thinking out loud, but we’ll assume not everyone sees things his way. In the grand scheme of things, that’s perfectly fine. Walberg’s take can spark some additional conversations about the validity of concerns about climate change, and that’s kind of the overall intention of democracy.

Of course, Walberg can also be blasted for taking such a cavalier attitude about things. Once again, that’s perfectly fine - as long as it’s debated without hyperbolic fear-mongering.

In the past 24 hours, the mainstream media, a plethora of Democratic leaders, and many observers that lean to the left have pushed forth a narrative that the world is coming to an end because Trump exited a non-binding agreement that was largely symbolic in nature. If we go through our exercise of taking a step back, breathing in and out, and thinking it through with some clarity, we can see that as being over the top, no?

Source: The Hill
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