It’s diabolical! America’s foremost climate ignoramus is going to take on a high-profile position and put his fellow deniers in the spotlight. The Dems couldn’t be more elated.
Jim Inhofe isn’t a scientist — and when it comes to climate change, he doesn’t give a damn.
The longtime Oklahoma senator is the Hill’s most flamboyant critic of climate research, denouncing the concept of man-made global warming as a “hoax” and a “conspiracy.” Now that he’s about to take charge of the committee that oversees environmental policy, Democrats aspire to make Inhofe the face of GOP know-nothingism, while at least one Republican consultant says his style of skepticism could create headaches for candidates up and down the ticket in 2016.
Seriously, it’s like the Republicans are trying their hardest to look stupid. Where are the smart conservatives? How is possible that they still have no voice within the party to stop this?
By the way, from a 2012 interview, in which he referred to climate change as a “hoax”, here’s the type of thing you can expect going forward:
Eliason: Senator, we’re going to talk about your book for a minute, you state in your book which by the way is called The Greatest Hoax, you state in your book that one of your favorite Bible verses, Genesis 8:22, ‘while the earth remaineth seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease,’ what is the significance of these verses to this issue?
Inhofe: Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night,’ my point is, 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.
And you wonder why the developing world feels so confident it can eat our lunch…