New Senate Environment Chair Gets His Gavel, Goes On Rant Arguing Climate Science Is A Hoax (VIDEO)

by EMILY ATKIN – Wednesday was a big day for Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK). In the morning, he officially took the gavel as chairman of the Senate’s Environment Committee. In the afternoon, he took the Senate floor for a long speech about how human-caused climate change is fake. Here’s the video:  In sum, the speech has everything. References to the oft-debunked“ClimateGate” stolen e-mail “scandal”, a poster of a Time Magazine cover from 1974 claiming an ice age is coming, and multiple references to former Vice President Al Gore. It has a mention of a survey of weather-casters who think global warming is caused by natural variation, but does not mention that weather-casters are not climate scientists. It even includes the claim that the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “started” the whole idea that climate change is happening, even though the idea was conceived about 200 years ago. The video...

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Senator Jim Inhofe: Climate Change A Grand Conspiracy Perpetrated By Barbra Streisand

by RYAN DENSON – Senator James Inhofe, a notorious Bible-thumping climate change denier and author of the 2012 book, The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, who will now be set to chair the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee because of the Republican takeover of the Senate, had some interesting words for a reporter years ago while attending a 2009 conference on climate change in Copenhagen. Inhofe intended to be  “a one-man truth squad” among thousands of dip0lomats, scientists, and reporters who attended the meeting. As the reporter recalls in Mother Jones: Inhofe was usually mobbed by reporters—especially non-American journalists who found it newsworthy that a US senator would say such things. Judging from the smile on his mug, Inhofe enjoyed skunking up the party. After watching this for a few days, I could not resist the urge to engage. As he strolled through the...

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