It’s possible that the House Republicans will not decide to make John Shimkus of Illinois the chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Thank Heaven for small mercies.
Shimkus thinks that the promise to Noah in Genesis 8 – “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease” – means we don’t have to worry about global warming. Perhaps he should remember the words of the spiritual:
God gave Noah the rainbow sign:
No more water, but the fire next time.
Don’t turn this off half-way; if so, you’ll miss the part about how the planet is “carbon-starved” because there’s less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere now than there was in the dinosaur age. The scariest aspect of the video: Nobody laughs.