Televangelist Pat Robertson pointed to the cold U.S. weather on Tuesday - and the fact that there were no "SUVs driving around in Jupiter" - to assert that global warming was a scam created by scientists.

"The inconvenient truth is it's getting cold," Robertson said, riffing off the title of Al Gore's climate change documentary. "And some parts of America are colder than Mars! Why? We've got a special story today about how come we could very well be entering another little ice age."

Later in the show, the TV preacher laughed and noted that the Russian-flagged ship Akademik Shokalskiy had been stuck in ice near Antarctica while trying to research global warming.

"There's just one problem," he said. "The Earth isn't getting warmer. In fact, it's because of the Sun. The Sun is now showing signs that we're headed for something very, very different: global cooling."

"It's getting warmer in Jupiter, and they don't have any SUVs driving around in Jupiter," Robertson explained. "I mean, it has nothing to do with greenhouse gasses. It has to do with the axis of the Sun."

Co-host Terry Meeuwsen said that she found it hard to believe that so few international climate scientists were willing to speak out against the consensus opinion that global warming was real.

"Think of how much money is involved. It's money! They are going to get a river of money," Robertson opined. "The progressives always want control. Just like this health care initiative. They want control."

Watch this video from CBN's The 700 Club, broadcast Jan. 7, 2013.