When the headline of a major Canadian newspaper is "God will save us from climate change: US Representative", I can't help but laugh - at first.
John Shimkus really is a member of the house in the US. He really does believe that man cannot destroy what "god" has created. That's funny in the sense of "that's fucking stupid." It's not funny in the sense of "wholly fuck - he's actually an elected member of the house who can affect policy change".
You see, no matter what your beliefs/ideas are about global climate change, the idea that ONLY "god" can end the existence of humans is wrong and the implications of such an idea could be horrible. Humans do have the ability to end humanity.
The most religious nations on earth have stockpiles of nuclear (and other) weapons. So maybe John is right - "god" may save us from climate change - by having "his" followers, on earth, continue the war over who has the best imaginary friend. Total destruction of humanity in the short term would save us from extinction in the long run.