By Bill Maher
Gina McCarthy, the head of the EPA, recently dropped in on the Vatican to talk about climate change:
“I think the most important thing that we can do, working with the Pope, is to try to remind ourselves that this is really about protecting natural resources that human beings rely on, and that those folks that are most vulnerable – that the church has always been focused on, those in poverty and low income – are the first that are going to be hit and impacted by a changing climate… I want him to know that the president is aligned with him on these issues and that we are taking action in the United States.” – The Guardian
McCarthy also got to see the Vatican’s solar panels, which are mounted on top of the Aula Paolo VI, and track the sun, as it orbits the Earth.
Be that as it may, we’ve got the Pope on board. Someone should tell Rick Santorum. When asked about climate change on CNN’s State of the Union, he said this:
“Is there anything the United States can do about it? Clearly, no. Even folks who accept all of the science by the alarmists on the other side, recognize that everything that’s being considered by the United States will have almost — well, not almost, will have zero impact on it given what’s going on in the rest of the world. (…) If it has no impact, of course do nothing. Why would you do something and with the — with people admitting that even if you do something, it won’t make a difference?”
There’s an interesting interpretation of a Christian morality. “When you look at the really big picture, why do anything you don’t want to do?” I could do my homework, but I think I’ll kill a hooker. I mean, it’s not like she’s not going to die eventually. I think Jesus said that.