Nathanael Baker

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Nathanael Baker is the Managing Editor of EnergyBoom.  He has been immersed in the areas of renewable energy and climate change for two years.  Before joining EnergyBoom, Nathanael was the Director of Research for DeSmogBlog.  In this role his services included providing research to the New York Times and The Economist.

A resident of Vancouver, BC, Nathanael has previously written and performed research for the British Columbia Provincial Government.  Nathanael holds a B.A. in History from the University of Victoria.

God Will Not Allow Global Warming Proclaims Rep. John Shimkus, Seeking Top U.S. Congress Energy Position

U.S. House Representative John Shimkus (Republican-Illinois), who has opposed cap and trade legislation because he believes God will not allow the earth to be destroyed by global warming, is running to become the House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman.

In 2009, at a congressional hearing on cap and trade legislation, Rep. Shimkus said, “The Earth will end only when God declares it’s time to be over.  Man will not destroy this Earth.  This Earth will not be destroyed by a Flood.”  This week in an interview with Politico, Shimkus reaffirmed these views:  when asked about climate change he stated once again that God will not allow the world to be washed away in a flood.