Published On: Fri, May 29th, 2015

Al Sharpton asks if Texas floods were caused by global warming or ‘God’s rebuke’

MSNBC host Al Sharpton took to Twitter to ask people whether or not they thought the devastating floods in Texas were caused by man-made global warming or “God’s rebuke.”

QOTD: Do you think the is related to climate control or God’s rebuke?Call 8775325797 or tweet me your thoughts — @TheRevAl

The death toll from the flooding rose to 25 “after search crews found a drowned truck driver whose vehicle had overturned in a culvert near Dallas,” noted NPR.

KERA notes, more than a dozen people are still missing: “The recent storms have caused widespread flooding in the southern Plains, killing at least 21 people in Texas and four in Oklahoma. Texas has 14 missing people.”

Some took issue with Sharpton’s approach:

@TheRevAl when will God rebuke you for not paying your fair share, inciting riots, and being responsible for unnecessary deaths? — @MrSugarButt

@TheRevAl Do you think The Rev’s dumb questions are related to a broken education system or just plain idiocy? Call 8775325797 or tweet me — @RealEricSilver

Rev Al Sharpton speaking Kendrick Johnson support rallySharpton isn’t alone in his efforts to link everything to global warming, er…climate change.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews this week said “climate change contributes to harsh climate conditions like the flooding in Texas and drought in California happening right now.”

Huffington Post editor James Gerken posited, “At minimum, the recent downpours in Texas probably offer a glimpse of what certain parts of the U.S. can look forward to in the coming decades.”

Tod Robberson of The Dallas Morning News laughably claimed, “[I]t’s amazing how accurate many of [Al] Gore’s predictions have turned out to be.”

The Christian Science Monitor asserted that extreme conditions “may grow more pronounced as nature adjusts to climate change.”

Think Progress, “Going from one extreme to another is a hallmark of climate change.”

global temp chart from British Met office, 2012

global temp chart from British Met office, 2012


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