President Trump is often criticized for giving an audience to the religious right – but now he's being criticized for not having a fear of the Lord.
In a 60 Minutes broadcast this weekend on CBS about the California wildfires, Governor Jerry Brown (D-California) chastised Trump for not doing more to combat what the governor considers man-made climate change. Brown – who is described as a "climate missionary" in the CBS report – has long been of the opinion that man's burning of fossil fuels is bad for the environment and that emissions are contributing to bigger, more powerful storms, fires, and other natural disasters.
"I don't think President Trump has the fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility," Brown told 60 Minutes. "This is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed."
Global warming skeptic Cal Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation says that's rather strange language coming out of the mouth of the California governor.
"Governor Brown is by no means a self-professed Christian. He's embraced eastern religious thought for more than the last 40 years or so," Beisner tells OneNewsNow. "So it is a little disconcerting to hear him purporting to speak of people who don't have the fear of the Lord."
Beyond that, Beisner also finds it "rather strange for him to think that the wildfires in California have been driven by man-made global warming. There just simply isn't any good evidence of that."
Marc Morano of Climate Depot also rejects claims that California wildfires are due to man-made climate change. Two years ago, the Los Angeles Times quoted fire experts and climate change scientists who disputed the governor's similar assertions about that year's wildfires.
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