Reuters reports that Conservative Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson said on Thursday the wave of scorching temperatures across the United States has converted him into a believer in global warming. “We really need to address the burning of fossil fuels,” Robertson said on his 700 Club broadcast. “It is getting hotter, and the icecaps are melting and there is a buildup of carbon dioxide in the air.”

This week the heat index, the perceived temperature based on both air temperatures and humidity, reached 115 Fahrenheit in some regions of the U.S. East Coast. The 76-year-old Robertson told viewers that was “the most convincing evidence I’ve seen on global warming in a long time.”

Maybe he should talk to Senator James Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Inhofe says that global warming is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”

These men are both mental midgets, but perhaps this means that intellectually they see eye-to-eye. Of course, global warming is a long-term big-picture phenomena. It doesn’t directly influence short term weather like heat waves or hurricanes. But if that’s what it takes to bring these dolts to their senses, crank up the heat. I suspect the only way neo-cons will ever accept the realities of global warming is if God makes the point. Perhaps He does work in mysterious ways.

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