GOP US House Rep. Tim Walberg: If Climate Change Turns Out To Be “Real Problem,” God Will Fix It [VIDEO]

HuffPost reports:

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) told a constituent last week that God can solve the problem of climate change if the global phenomenon truly exists. The 66-year-old Republican, who is a climate change skeptic, made the remark at a town hall in Coldwater, Michigan, on Friday.

“I believe there’s climate change,” Walberg said, according to a video of the exchange obtained by HuffPost. “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?” he went on. “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.”

  • FFS, humans are the root cause of climate change right now!

  • Because, well, why not.
    https://twitter.com/OfficialRCCola/status/869905135505473536
    I need to buy an RC Cola, stat.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

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    • ChrisInKansas

      Holy crap, this is GREAT. I used to drink RC as a kid, but I think it was because it was cheaper than the big two and my folks weren’t the wealthiest. It wasn’t that bad, and sounds a lot better right now.

    • bkmn

      My uncle used to work for them in Iowa. Whenever we visited we could have all the RC we wanted.

    • gaymex1

      RC Colas and Moon Pies…favorite southern treat.

  • Mike in Texas

    Um … so what happens if climate change turns out to be real and
    God turns out to be imaginary?

    • Don’t confuse the poor dear with facts! 😉

    • Todd20036

      A lot of people feel God will “fix” this.

      Especially among the Twitlerites.

      • Strange, I was thinking that God would “fix” him. But the first image that came to mind is against Joe’s posting policies, and the second one, well, neutering doesn’t solve stupid.

    • korblalak

      Maybe, If they stop sprinkling pixie dust in the sky, people will feel the heat and finally take some individual responsibility. The change starts with us.

    • RJ Bone

      No amount of evidence would change their minds, unfortunately. Religion denies evidence, calls it ridiculous lies or attacks the messenger, because of faith. The central message is to avoid evidence in favor of faith.

      Besides, the leaders usually know better and are in it for the tithe.

  • bkmn

    Sounds like he is a product of Betsy DeVos education strategy.

  • The_Wretched

    Typical climate denier. If I use a furnace to warm your home, you’ll be warm all winter. If I apply the same amount in 2 minutes with a blow torch, you’ll be seeing your insurer for a replacement house. Time scale matters.

  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    Derpy McDerpDerp. Ugh. No sense at all.

  • Rocco

    The March of The Trumptards continues…

    • FAEN

      Can’t they march into the sea?

      • Gustav2

        The Sea is rising up and coming for them.

  • fuzzybits

    He just needs a lightning bolt to hit his head.

  • FAEN

    This is the same BS James Inhofe said a few years ago. Apparently Jeebus will descend and fix it all.

    It seems like light years ago that Republicans believed in science.

  • netxtown

    He is an idiot. Plain and simple. A fucking idiot.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • Stev84

    Why doesn’t he ask one of his beloved corporations? Exxon knew about climate change in the 70s and covered it up

  • FAEN

    Did anyone ask him if he goes to a doctor when he’s ill or does he rely on Jeebus to fix say a faulty heart valve.

    • Prost Seattle

      So you read the Trumpcare proposals I see.

  • paganguy

    In a way, he might be right. Climate change gets bad enough people die off, planet reaches a new balance, problem solved.

    • Todd20036

      The ones who will die won’t be the ones who caused it

  • Kelly Lape

    God helps those who help themselves.

  • Yes, because God has done ever so much for the starving African children so He’ll just have to do something about climate change. /eyeroll

  • Gustav2

    Holy Crap.

    • Steverino

      Literally.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Bluto
    • JT

      Sounds like Drumpf. Maybe that’s why the christofascists are fanatics for him.

  • Robert Adams

    Notice how these guys never sit back and let God fix things they don’t like such as gay people.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Todd20036

      He’s ready for a fun saturday night.

  • Misutaa Roboto

    “Can man change the entire universe? No.”

    Universe? Who the fuck is talking about changing the entire universe? Please just fucking kill yourself you illiterate pile of shit.

    Seriously, he’s “skeptical” of a phenomenon that virtually the entire relevant scientific community agrees on, but he can’t apply any skepticism to the notion that real world problems will just be fixed by magic.

  • TK
    • Steverino

      Exactly.

  • AtticusP

    Yep. God will fix it.

    Just like he made those buildings jump out of the way of the jets on 9/11.

    • Chucktech

      Oh, no, that’s not what God did on 9/11…

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Gustav2

      4 issued for the Russia probe and 3 for the Obama “unmasking”

  • neonzx

    Well, God doesn’t appear to be around and/or interested in intervening to stop other natural disasters, so I kinda doubt he gives a flying fuck if we ruin our planet.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    You can believe as wish – Until it affects the rest of us then you need to STFU!

  • zhera

    What’s that saying… “God helps those who help themselves” or something?

    Why should god help out the asshole humans who destroy the wonderful earth he created? If anything, he’ll help out by flushing away the humans. Oh, wait…

  • Steverino

    Yeah, God will fix it by letting stupid human beings make themselves and the rest of the planet extinct. Then He can hope for the best, that other beings on other planets in the universe won’t make the same mistake.

    God, these people are idiots. Plus, he has essentially acknowledged in a roundabout way that people like him are working against God. And even if climate change is not caused by humans (although scientific evidence shows that it is), wouldn’t it make sense anyway to find a way to produce things and make money without poisoning the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere on Earth, which is what pollution does, regardless of the effect on global climate?

  • FAEN

    Dear Dumb ass- If we don’t fix this understand that the earth will still be here. WE WONT!

  • Ninja0980

    Another reason in a long line of them in why theocrats have no place in our government.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    #jesusdoesntpaytherent
    #goddoesntfixyourfuckups

  • SFBruce

    That’s like saying, “I don’t need to observe traffic lights because God will take care of me.”

  • ColdCountry

    Oh, sure. And WHY does he think God will take care of THIS problem when he is ignoring all the OTHER problems, like war, disease, Trump, starvation, etc.?

  • JWC

    Climate change is real. God is???????

  • Sam_Handwich

    but i guess ‘god’ needs help monitoring vaginas and taking healthcare from 20 million Americans

  • Rex

    There’s a real problem alright. It’s you and your ignorance.

  • Lazycrockett

    This is the reason we cant have anything nice.

  • TampaDink

    Why limit your “faith” to just climate change? Why not embrace the notion that your invisible sky daddy will fix everything & stop trying to make any decisions in life?

  • joe ho

    Religion: Together We Can Find the Cure

  • Karl Dubhe

    If there is a god, he’s likely to treat assholes like this idiot in the same way that parents of unruly teenagers treat their offspring.

    After the little shits trash your home when you’re away for the weekend.

    Irresponsible child. How old is he again? Oh, 66… clickity click…

  • Stogiebear

    “The 66-year-old Republican, who is a climate change fuckwit, made the remark at a town hall in Coldwater, Michigan, on Friday.”

    Fixed that for you HuffPost.

  • Robert Flanagan

    Yes, old Sage and perhaps his way of dealing with it is to let the entire human race be wiped out by the damage they have done. Doesn’t the bible say we were given custodianship of this world?

  • bdsmjack

    o/t: 9000,000 signatures on a Move On petition to strip healthcare from Congress!

    • Tomcat

      Like they will do it.

  • andrew

    Yep Tim knows that “there’s been climate change since the beginning of time.” It started about 6000 years ago when, the first man, Adam started using burning fires to cook his food and heat his house. As hard as it may be to believe, Tim is actually a member of the United States Congress, in this the 21st century.

  • David Milley

    Trump is President. There is no god.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      God died of ovarian cancer 6,000 years ago.

      • Tomcat

        After giving birth to this monster I suppose.

  • Lazycrockett

    K Jesus freak, you do know that in the bible God, yes God said that we are the stewards of the earth. It is our responsibility to care for the planet and all that is on it.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Don’t confuse them. Makes them sweat and smell funny.

    • SoCalGal20

      And there religious people that take that very seriously. Then there’s Tim.

  • BobSF_94117

    God will fix it

    Yeah, He’s designating a new Chosen Species: the manatee.

    (Should have been His first choice anyway.)

  • Tor

    “Can man change the entire universe? No.”
    We’re not talking about the fucking universe here. We’re talking about our precious little planet. The only one we have.

  • The mindset of these people as are as I can tell is this-
    1. Sure its getting warmer out — but we don’t really know why. Talk to 100 scientists and you get 100 opinions.
    2. All that the liberals want is more governmental control of everything, more taxation, more regulation, — just as they always do. Just say no to them. And no to more accords with foreign city names in them. The USA always gets screwed anyway.
    3. Who knows what is going to happen in 5 years? This scientist on Fox news says that we are reading the data wrong and things are going to start cooling down anyway,.
    4. I live in Kentucky. I need my job back supplying the guys in the coal mines. We made good money when the Unions were here. Why do we care if New York and Los Angeles are underwater, and Florida gets hit by them hurricanes anyway?
    5. Trump is cool and will make America great again. Lets give his people a chance! The Democrats won’t even let him get started!

    • Kenster999

      Exactly. I’ve seen a huge amount of #2 (so to speak) in particular. Deniers think that “climate change” is a scam to let the government control things (and that it’ll wreck the economy for no reason).

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    And the audience let him get away with that?

  • Gustav2
  • Lazycrockett
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    • Tomcat

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        • Tomcat

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      • Cuberly

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  • Lazycrockett

    https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedNews/status/870030458561495040

    I highly recommend you watch the interview she gave today at codecon.

    • David Walker

      And if you haven’t watched her commencement speech at Wellesley, here ’tis. I have it cued to one of her stories…others precede this, others follow, but I liked Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Vaclav Havel:
      https://youtu.be/aSwkS-GLVfE?t=16m35s

  • JT

    Let’s test your theory about divine solutions to “real” problems. We’ll tie you to the railroad tracks of an oncoming train. If there’s a “real” problem, you should get divine help, no?

  • Ron Robertson

    If God could take care of problems, we wouldn’t have the problems we have.

  • Tomcat

    Your god cannot even stop trump asshole.

  • kevin000

    I wish they would have asked him for a list of the global issues that God has fixed.

    • Tomcat

      He fixed it where people all over the world cannot get along anymore.
      That is what god’s fucking little children have done.

    • grada3784

      He siphoned off all the water from Noah’s flood thru the Grand Canyon.

  • SoCalGal20

    Yes, Tim, God will “fix” it by letting the roaches take over. I know religion makes some people stupid but do you really believe the ridiculous shit that comes out of your mouth? Also, how is this not freeloading off of God? Y’all want to make people jump through all kinds of hoops to get public assistance so that people aren’t just given agovernment “handout” (without being completely humiliated) but when it comes to the planet you’ll just wait for God to fix what you fucked up. Fucking hypocrite.

  • ChrisInKansas

    So God allowed it to happen, and in return God will fix it. Gotcha.

    (Cuh- RAZY)

  • Ernest Endevor

    I believe for every drop of rain a flower grows. That does not make me a climate expert.

  • Blake J Butler
  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Todd20036

      The FSM does exist and don’t you dare mock him or he’ll drown you in his scalding marinara sauce!

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Ramen!

  • Lawerence Collins

    What and idiot. That and they’re the pathetic snowflakes.

  • JohnJay

    Why does he think God will “fix it”? Supposedly, we have free will. If someone smokes a lot… gets lung cancer… will God fix it? How about excess alcohol, liver shot? Does God fix it? Nope…they brought it on themselves; free will. God said in Genesis that “HE” would not destroy mankind again (after regretting what he did with the flood).. Said nothing about mankind destroying itself.
    (PS: as an atheist, just pointing out details most Christians don’t bother to learn about in their story book).

  • Rebecca Gardner

    OT but Joy Reid is truly a national treasure. I love her. She needs a prime time show STAT!

    https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/869762186041847808

    • Lazycrockett

      Still no word on Lawrence though, his contract ends Sunday.

  • Boreal
  • JCF

    Just like “legitimate rape”!

    Argh, if I hadn’t left Michigan in 2010, this Christianist TURD would have been my Congressman (got out just in time!).

  • jimbo65

    Oh the president pushes the red button and nuclear war ensues, no worries. God will fix it.

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • HZ81

    If someone was saying this nonsense on a street corner, we’d wish he or she would get mental health help, but a good Christian says this batshit and millions applaud.

  • Tomcat

    I would say I would pray for him, but one I don’t believe there is any god and two I would pray for his death if I did pray.

  • Tomcat

    Problem is republicans welcome the end of mankind like it is their divine destiny.

  • Boreal
    • Tomcat

      trump and an elite few know the answer to that and the SPECIAL word trump used. Republicans think he is tweeting in tongues.

  • Tomcat

    Republican’ts destroyed humanity, now they are going after all life on earth.

  • Riceyal

    He should quit Congress. If there’s a problem with the country, God will fix it.

    • FAEN

      Money trumps everything for republicans.

    • Tomcat

      We should stop paying taxes, if god wants our money he can come get it himself.

  • bkmn

    Just like God fixed the water pipes in Flint, right?

  • DN

    Hey asshole? Guess what. Children dying of cancer is a real problem and your god has done NOTHING to fix it.

    Your god, if it has the powers you claim it does, also has the power to stop child rape. But it elects not to. Which makes me morally superior to your god. If I were to happen upon a child rape in progress, I’d do whatever the hell was in my power to stop it. Your god watches.

    Edited for typo

  • Tomcat

    I had not seen the (the end is near people) with their big crosses and signs in my town for over ten years and NOW THEY ARE BACK. WTF.
    They came back right after ALL THE PICKUPS FLYING CONFEDERATE FLAGS.
    Sad where we are heading these days people.

  • safari

    These are the same people that will end up worshipping the bomb as divine after the nuclear holocaust.

  • jimbo65

    Never occurs to them that maybe God will let the planet suffer the consequences of climate change because we’ve been shitty stewards.

  • just because i’m from western MI and i don’t want to talk about the jeebus freak from coldwater and i stumbled across a best of the 80s youtube, lol. i miss these guys. srsly, read the comments. i hardly ever say that about a youtube vid, but in this case, ffs, i can’t stop laughing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7hHx7gdN68&list=PLpYWKGMgRA1uU9lyMtR8vQBzc4HrjpqYu&index=60

  • bkmn
  • Tomcat

    Two people in a car accident, one dies the other lives without a scratch.
    Christians say how wonderful god saved the one and they also say the other one is in a better place.
    Come on people don’t you even listen to yourselves when you babble on about your god?

    • Halou

      That reminds me of a scene from the “God’s not dead” film, somebody is the victim of a hit and run while two priests witness it happen, they run up to the man and rather than call for an ambulance or try to perform basic first aid they instead spend the entire time forcing a conversion out of him before he dies, then they go to a concert and congratulate themselves for “saving” the man.

      A man was murdered today. God is great!

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I have never seen the movie but wow, that sounds worse than I thought it could be.

  • Natty Enquirer
  • William

    So follow his logic and we should sit in the mud, waiting for God to provide food.

  • MBear

    Ya know, people – it’s one thing to give these types of people some positive vibes, but when you vote the mentally incompetent into office we’re all going to have a pretty rough time, k?

  • KQCA

    Finally, an absolute definition of “a shit-head.”

  • bambinoitaliano

    If God can’t fix a dumb asses like him, he can’t fix shit!

  • Tomcat

    Screw that, will god protect us from trump? that is my question.

    • Gianni

      You mustn’t have heard: God chose Trump to be President.

  • justme

    God better …
    Cause Republicans WONT….

  • DaveMiller135

    Man prays to God, everyday, “Dear Lord, please let me win the Lottery.” After about 75 years of this, one of the Angels asks, “Lord, he’s a good enough man. Why don’t you let him win the Lottery?” God says, “I keep waiting for him to buy a ticket.”

  • sword

    Yep..by striking him dead.

  • These are the people who are running this country…yeah, god will fix it…but we (humankind) won’t be around to enjoy the fix.

  • Kenster999

    He’s so ridiculous for saying, “Can man change the entire universe?”

    It reminds me of one time when I went onto foxnews.com and asked, “If you don’t believe the science showing man-made climate change now, what specific evidence *would* it take to convince you?” One person replied with something like, “The temperature of Pluto has risen 300 degrees in the last 100 years and there’s no way you’re going to convince me that’s our fault.”

    • Clive Johnson

      Sometimes I wonder if that’s as deep as the conservative pool gets.

    • Gianni

      🙂 That answer came from someone who totally believes that they are one of the bright ones. It’s very difficult for those of us who learned how to think to realize just how vast the ‘stupid pool’ is.

  • Frank Conway

    Yes – that good old “God has a plan” chestnut you use on a friend when their baby dies, or the polar ice caps melt.

    • Halou

      Forget your aspirations and stop trying to leave a better world for your children than the one you inherited. Anything your overlords do that is detrimental to anyone or anything, just say “God’ll fix it” and stop trying.

  • Halou

    Translation:
    “As a budding autocrat myself, and in service of another budding autocrat in the White House I am going to encourage people to disengage from things that are important to them, be it politics or the environment or anything else. I want a constituency that is cripplingly disinterested and apathetic towards what I and the President do. I want the people to learn subservience to a higher power that I will call “god”, but in reality it is just the political elite acting on it’s whims and claiming to act in the service of, or under instruction from said higher power.
    In order to further this, I endorsed Betsy DeVos as education secretary, so she can erode the critical thinking skills of America’s youth.”

  • Gianni

    “Do I think man has some impact? Yeah, of course. Can man change the entire universe? No.” – What in under the sun does ‘changing the entire universe’ have to do with anything? I love it when fools talk and make it obvious.

    • Halou

      He is trying to imply that if you can’t change everything at once why even bother trying to change anything? Oh, there is always going to be some X, Y, or Z going on, so why do you even bother? P.S. Don’t even bother voting against me at the next election, kthxbai.

      “… No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.”
      – Haskell Moore. Cloud Atlas (2012)

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    So drop your healthcare, asshat. God will take care of it, right? You can’t pick and choose which science you “believe.” It’s all or nothing, you moron.

    • Halou

      He will always check for oncoming traffic when crossing the road. How’s that for ‘faith’?

      If a god exists then it will not protect people from their own stupidity.

  • Chris Baker

    And God created the SuperFund to clean up the environmental disasters in the US?

  • narutomania

    Hahaha … i suspect that if this asshole had been alive in Noah’s (alleged) time, he would have said, “Well, if we are being too sinful and licentious, then god will fix it.”

    Yeah.

  • RLK2

    Yeah, God will fix it by wiping humanity off the planet. What a total moron, imbecile, and ignorant fool!

  • grada3784

    Whatever happened to that line from the Bible about God helping those who helped themselves?

    The one from the prophecies of Benjamin Franklin.

  • David

    Here is his god:

    Deuteronomy 3:6
    “We utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women and children of every city.

    Leviticus 26:31
    “I will lay waste your cities as well and will make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will not smell your soothing aromas.”

    Ezekiel 6:6
    “In all your dwellings, cities will become waste and the high places will be desolate, that your altars may become waste and desolate, your idols may be broken and brought to an end, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be blotted out”.

    Ezekiel 12:20
    “The inhabited cities will be laid waste and the land will be a desolation. So you will know that I am the LORD.”

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Funny, God has yet to heal one single amputee, but people are supposed to believe he’ll resolve global climate change. Yeah, seems totally legit.

  • TuuxKabin

    ‘He’s’ taking care of it alright.

  • KnownDonorDad

    There are too many Christian Taliban in positions of power in this country, including the Vice President.

    • ted-

      Yes, and I will laugh gleefully when they die of a heart-attack. Sooner than later. If there were a real god this would happen. If god were real, let him strike these a-holes in politics tomorrow morning.

  • marshlc

    I was raised by devout Christians, and you know what they taught me? God helps those who help themselves.

    Everything that their holy book tells about their god confirms that if people shit the bed, he’s perfectly willing to let them lie in it

    • Tempus Fuggit

      Y’know what’s not in their holy book? Anything along the lines of “god helps those who help themselves”.

  • Jeffg166

    Global warming is god’s plan. Heat the planet up. Kill all the humans and start over.

  • SnowFlake

    wow! there is a new level of stupid!

  • Ah, yes — the party of personal responsibility.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    Climate change IS real. No such thing as IF it is. And God ain’t gonna do sh1t about it. Otherwise, why would He allow a Cheeto in the White House, or allow murder, starvation, and other atrocities to even happen.

  • ted-

    if his brand of god were real, then his god would have wiped out all other religions in the world and be the one and only true sky fairy. Fucking ignorant douche to govern. Unreal.

  • B Snow

    They should pass a law that anyone with a “In God We Trust” license plate should be allowed to drive without a seatbelt. Of course, if they get injured in an accident, no matter who is at fault, they get no insurance payments and no emergency medical treatment. I mean, do they trust in God or not???!?

    • McSwagg

      Why not. We allow motorcyclists to ride without helmets in some states. It’s about the same logic.