I Hope Newt Gingrich Was Joking

Newt Gingrich on Twitter:

As callista and i watched what dc weather says will be 12 to 22 inches of snow i wondered if God was sending a message about copenhagen

He very well could have been joking, but between Republican ideas on climate change and religion it is sure hard to tell. Many who deny global warming have confused short term variations in weather with long term climate change. There have also been far too many comments from Republicans, including Sarah Palin and George Bush, suggesting God is involved in our politics. It is possible that this intellectual leader of the Republicans really does look for signs from god in determining policy issues.

In another tweet, Gingrich showed that he takes the bogus claims of “climategate” seriously even though the hacked email failed to show anything to alter the scientific consensus on climate change.

While again I’m not sure how serious he is, Erick Erickson of Red State also suggests that the storm is a sign of God’s objection to the health care bill, even raising the bogus claims of “death panels.”

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    Patricia Shannon says:

    Global warming is expected to cause more extremes of weather. Warm water evaporates more quickly, which can lead to heavier snow falls. So record snowfalls are entirely compatible with global warming.

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