Conservative Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson said on Thursday the wave of scorching temperatures across the United States has converted him into a believer in global warming.
"We really need to address the burning of fossil fuels," Robertson said on his "700 Club" broadcast. "It is getting hotter, and the icecaps are melting and there is a buildup of carbon dioxide in the air."
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This must really be an "on the road to Damascus" style epiphany. As recently as last October Robertson said "the National Association of Evangelicals was teaming up with "far left environmentalists" for saying global warming was caused by humans and needed to be mitigated".
Of course, I have to wonder about someone who only comes to believe the evidence for global warming when they themselves are experiencing a very hot summer. What would it take for Robertson to come to the opinion that torturing people and holding them indefinitely without trial is morally wrong? Would being stuck for a long time in an elevator do it or would he have to actually be tortured?