A strong believer in god, Fielding does not believe in man made global warming which at first blush seems contradictary, as they are both religious positions but makes sense if you compare it to his believing in Christianity but not Islam.
Family First senator Steve Fielding has made up his mind on climate change - the world is not warming now, and humans aren't changing the climate.I was with Steve Fielding a couple of months ago and politely asked him to defeat the emissions trading scheme, which would allow Australia to avoid having its economy ruined for no good reason.
The government and the country's top scientists have tried to convince Senator Fielding, who holds a crucial vote in the upper house, that global warming is real.
But he's released a document setting out his position.
"Global temperature isn't rising," it says.
On emissions trading, Senator Fielding said he wouldn't risk job losses on "unconvincing green science".
The document says it is a "fact" that the evidence does not support the notion that greenhouse gas emissions are causing dangerous global warming.
Senator Fielding later sought to clarify his position, saying he believed in global warming, but he did not think the world was warming now and did not think humans were causing global warming.
"Over the last 15 years, global temperatures haven't been going up and, therefore, there hasn't been in the last 15 years a period of global warming," Senator Fielding told AAP.
"I think that global warming is real, and climate change is real, but on average global temperatures have stayed steady while carbon emissions have increased over the last 15 years.
"Man-made carbon emissions don't appear to be causing it."
Because of the numbers in the upper house, Senator Fielding's verdict means the government will have to rely on the opposition to get its emissions trading scheme (ETS) legislation passed.
He responded that he didn't think he had the power.
Perhaps he sought advice from a higher power and has been rewarded?
Whatever the case may be if the emissions trading scheme is nobbled then Australia will have dodged a bullet.