Oklahoma Senator Denies Snowballing Evidence of Climate Change

  • Published on February 26th, 2015

According to Republican Senator James Inhofe, severe winter weather in Washington D.C. is a sign that climate change isn’t real.

He made this controversial point yet again on the senate floor this past Thursday by tossing a snowball to another senator.

This is not the first time that Inhofe has used winter weather to attempt to prove that climate change isn’t real. The senator and his family built an igloo in 2010 on Capital Hill and named it after famed environmentalist Al Gore.

Inhofe calls climate change a hoax and even suggested in 2003, that even it if was real maybe it could be positive for humanity.

“It’s also important to question whether global warming is even a problem for human existence. Thus far no one has seriously demonstrated any scientific proof that increased global temperatures would lead to the catastrophes predicted by alarmists. In fact, it appears that just the opposite is true: that increases in global temperatures may have a beneficial effect on how we live our lives,” said Inhofe in a speech to the senate committee on environment and public works.

The senator also claims that the climate is not something that humans can modify.

“God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous,” said Inhofe when he made an appearance on Voice of Christian Youth America radio.

Inhofe is an alarming example of some of the people in positions of power in this country.

“Others are printing pictures of a frozen Niagara Falls, 4,700 square miles of ice that formed on the great lakes in one night. It’s never happened before.”

 

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