Last week, televangelist Rick Joyner took to “The Jim Bakker Show” to attack climate change as a hoax created by the Communist Party, reviving the myth that fears of “global cooling” once dominated the scientific community.
Joyner, who once claimed that Hurricane Katrina was “judgment from God” for homosexuality, mocked those who linked Katrina to global warming, claiming that “we went 11 years without another hurricane.”
“You lied to us,” he said, “you said there were going to be more and bigger—we haven’t had any.”
Of course, several hurricanes made landfall in the U.S. in the years following Katrina, including Hurricanes Ike, Irene and Sandy. And just this week Hurricane Matthew is moving through the Caribbean and towards the Atlantic Coast.