Tom Coburn: I’m a ‘man of science’ and the Earth is moving into a ‘mini-ice age’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 15:15 EDT
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Even though his state was battered by tornadoes and extreme weather this year, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R) is more convinced than ever that global warming is a hoax, and that this Earth is actually due for a “mini-ice age.”

In a speech to the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Coburn said that the United States was not growing as fast as it could because “we’re not taking advantage of the wonderful natural resources that we have in our country, that we’re limiting our capability through over-regulation and interference in the private sector.”

Although the Chamber told Raw Story that they were only making Coburn’s opening remarks available on YouTube, Tulsa World published a few of the senator’s thoughts about climate change from the question and answer portion of the event.

“I am a global warming denier,” Coburn said. “I don’t deny that.”

The paper noted that Coburn also argued that the climate had always been changing.

“As a physician and a man of science, Coburn said he thinks the evidence points that the Earth is moving into a ‘mini-ice age,’” Tulsa World‘s Wayne Greene reported.

Watch this video, published Aug. 26, 2013.

(h/t: The Hill)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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