Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe (R), who is heretofore best known for tossing a snowball on the Senate floor to prove it’s too cold outside for there to be such a thing as climate change, now seems to be inching toward accepting it’s real. The caveat is that he says God is causing it.
Inhofe was a guest on conservative Family Research Council president Tony Perkins’ program Tuesday where he promoted his faulty belief that because the global climate fluctuates, man-made climate change is a hoax, Right Wing Watch reports.
“They don’t understand,” Inhofe said. “God’s still up there and there’s a reason for this to happen.”
Inhofe, who is chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, also said he thinks there are maybe “a couple hundred people” out there who believe “the world is coming to an end and man-made global warming is going to cause it.”
Inhofe is the author of The Greatest Hoax, a book in which he argues that climate change is nothing more than trickery to enable taxation and regulation. It’s garnered some scathing reviews on Amazon.
“It’s like a judge presided over a court case where the murder was not only observed by several witnesses killing someone, but also videoed, recorded in the act, left DNA, fingerprints and fiber samples all over the corpse and himself, wrote that they did the act in blood on the wall, and then who signed a confession, finding the murder completely innocent, and then determining that the murder was done by some huge conspiracy, who framed an innocent man,” one reviewer wrote. “The idea that climate change scientists are colluding in some massive conspiracy is a paranoid delusion of extreme proportions.”
Another reviewer was similarly not impressed.
“The book gets off to rather an unfortunate start on the cover with the absurd contention that thousands of scientists working independently over decades, publishing countless papers in peer reviewed journals, have somehow managed to coordinate, or at least are complicit in constructing and perpetuating a ‘hoax,’ Dave Smith wrote. “The enormity of that accusation is staggering in its implications and the lack of understanding of science and the scientific process and more importantly perhaps, the scientific community.”
In March, the Guardian revealed Inhofe may have some vested interest in climate change denial, as a recipient of campaign donations from British Petroleum.
Listen to Inhofe’s comments, as posted by Right Wing Watch, here:
MSNBC’s Morning Joe demands producers take down White House whitewash of Jared Kushner’s ‘racist’ remarks
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough didn't want to hear the White House attempt to clean up Jared Kushner's "racist" comments.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser told Fox News on Monday the administration's policies could help Black Americans who wanted success, and Scarborough and his "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski were appalled.
"Wow," Brzezinski said. "So the White House responded in a statement that read in part, quote, 'It is disgusting to see internet trolls taking senior adviser Jared Kushner --"
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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough shamed Amy Coney Barrett for returning to the White House to be sworn in as the ninth U.S. Supreme Court justice.
President Donald Trump hosted a nighttime ceremony to swear in Barrett, eight days before the election and over strenuous Democratic objection, in a ceremony eerily similar to the Sept. 26 nomination event blamed for infecting Trump and others with the coronavirus.
"After the White House superspreader event, which, of course, they had another one last night," Scarborough said. "You have to wonder, Amy Coney Barrett, really? You're going to go back to the scene of the crime, where the United States government was actually put at risk by your first event?"
Lincoln Project releases harrowing new video of the future if Trump wins re-election
The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists seeking to beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, released another new video on Monday evening.
Unlike other videos, the latest release did not feature Trump saying crazy things. Instead, it is more like a 60-second short film.
It features a mother listening to election night returns. She goes into her son's bedroom and lovingly awakens him.
"Hey honey, you asked me to wake you and tell you what happened in the election," she says.
"Who won?" the child asked.
"Trump," she replied. "Trump won."