Pat Robertson: Climate Scientists Are Religious Fundamentalists

While more news came out today about the planet’s warming temperatures, Pat Robertson declared on “The 700 Club” that the earth may actually be cooling.

Robertson, while discussing Scott Pruitt, Trump’s climate-skeptic nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, attacked climate scientists and those who believe their findings about human influence on the climate.

In an act of Trump-level projection, Robertson blasted climate scientists as a group of closed-minded religious fundamentalists: “This thing has become like a religion, if you don’t believe in climate change, then you have violated the tenets of the religion and you need to be excommunicated, it’s just unbelievable.”

Robertson called the science “unsettled,” claiming that any number of factors could be causing climate change and wondering if “the earth is actually getting a little cooler now than hotter.”

Robertson lamented that scientists don’t want to have an “open mind” and instead demand people “accept by faith” their findings “like this is the Dark Ages and you get excommunicated if you don’t go along with the papal decrees.”