Senator Ted Cruz has said that he views people who believe in climate change to be religious fanatics who are not interested in real science.
Speaking with Glenn Beck, Cruz said climate change believers do not bother citing facts to support their position because climate change, for them, is akin to a religion.
Pointing to a recent congressional hearing in which he grilled the president of the Sierra Club about the supposed lack of data and evidence for the existence of global warming, Cruz told Beck that “climate change is not science, it’s religion.”
“Look at the language where they call you a ‘denier,'” he said.
“Denier is not the language of science. Look, I’m the child of two scientists … The essence of the scientific method is to start with a hypothesis, then look to the evidence to disprove the hypothesis; you’re not trying to prove it, you’re trying to disprove it.
Any good scientist is a skeptic; if he’s not, he or she should not be a scientist. But yet the language of the global warming alarmists, ‘denier’ is the language of religion, it’s heretic, you are a blasphemer.
The response from the Sierra Club, ‘We have decreed this is the answer, you must accept it.’ And so he didn’t know his facts because he just knew his religion.”