In 2006 Robertson became a global warming "convert." One source attributes this conversion to the 2006 North American heat wave. On August 3, 2006, he said on his 700 Club show:
But I tell you stay in doors ladies and gentleman. Stay cool. Get fans or whatever. And the poor, they need emergency fans and ice to cool down — the number of people dead. I have not been one who believed in the global warming. But I tell you, they are making a convert out of me as these blistering summers. They have broken heat records in a number of cities already this year and broken all-time records and it is getting hotter and the ice caps are melting and there is a build up of carbon dioxide in the air. We really need to address the burning of fossil fuels. If we are contributing to the destruction of the planet we need to do [something] about it.
This is the same Pat Robertson who believes in teaching creationism as science in schools. He has enough conviction in the sweet holy Lord (blessed be His name) to believe that Genesis, as transcribed by man (over 6000 years), is scientific fact, but not enough to appreciate the sweet holy Lord's oil as left on the earth during this period of creation (blessed be the oil).
I for one find this gaffe hilarious.