The Power Behind the Sceptics' Throne

I normally ignore political news stories so almost missed this:

Speaking on Monday at a campaign stop in Ohio, Mr Santorum hit out at the concept of global warming, and said that as president he would support the coal industry.

"I refer to global warming as not climate science, but political science," he said.

Two days earlier, Mr Santorum told voters that Mr Obama's agenda was based on "some phony theology, not a theology based on the Bible".

Pressed on the meaning of his comments, Mr Santorum told US Sunday talk shows that he was referring to Mr Obama's environmental policies - rather than his religious beliefs.

"This is not questioning the president's beliefs in Christianity," he told CBS News. "I'm talking about the belief that man should be in charge of the Earth, and have dominion on it, and be good stewards of it."

Rick Santorum hits Barack Obama on energy and climate

Santorum wants to be US President. He does not believe in global warming because according to the Bible God gave the Earth to man to have total domninion over it. It has long been my belief that such fundamentalist religion has been behind much of the 'climate sceptic' movement in the USA - obviously coupled with the interests of big oil and, especially, coal.

I never expected a Presidential candidate to come out so directly and prove me right.

Slightly ironic though that it seems to equal wanton destruction and pollutions as being 'good stewardship'.

See also: Santorum's views on environment, climate change, shaped by Christianity - and remember, he's not alone. A good many influential Americans share his bizarre, bronze age superstitious view of the world.

At least now it is fully out in the open.

And I just found this: how the religious right and corporate right are joining forces to fightenvironmental protection (and I suspect that many of the cororate right are also part of the religious right)

It's science versus religion: with the future of all life on Earth at stake.

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