He is at it again. In a post last June, we noted that Sen. Inhofe just does not believe there is an overwhelming consensus among scientists about climate change. And, said Inhofe, (at least that is what I hear him saying in this clip), even if there were overwhelming scientific evidence of a long-term global catastrophe, it would be a distraction from what really matters: short term local economics. Watch it here before looking at today’s re-post of Brad Johnson’s blog, where it takes things even further.
Special Interests? View Oil and Gas $ to Jim Inhofe
Re-Post from today’s ThinkProgress Green (December 1. 2011)
By Brad Johnson on Dec 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm
In a new interview with Newsbusters’ Noel Sheppard, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) reiterated his delusional claim that manmade global warming is “the greatest hoax ever.” Inhofe believes that the last eight years of record warmth and catastrophic weather have vindicated his claim, and that he is “doing the Lord’s work” by demonizing attempts to limit fossil fuel pollution:
You might remember, it was 2003 when I made the statement that the idea that manmade gases, CO2, are causing catastrophic global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. I was hated at that time, but now people realize I was right. That, by the way, is the title of my book that’s going to come out in January.
“We’re both doing the Lord’s work, Noel,” he told his interviewer.
Inhofe’s assessment is not shared by many.
Pope Benedict XVI, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, believes there is a “global responsibility” to find the “moral will” to combat the “threatening catastrophe” of climate change.
American ecumenical organizations including Church World Service and the National Council of Churches of Christ have sent letters to President Obama, urging him to do all he can towards reaching “a fair, ambitious and binding agreement that sets forth a truly moral response to climate change.”
“Global climate change is predominantly caused by our burning of fossil fuels,” Inhofe’s own church, the Presbyterian Church of the USA, has recognized. The church issued a resolution in 2008 that “calls upon all Presbyterians to take this seriously, to pray asking for God’s forgiveness and guidance, to study this issue, to calculate your carbon emissions, to educate others, and to use less energy, striving to make your life carbon neutral.”
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More video of Inhofe in action:
Earlier this year, Sen. Inhofe proudly posted this video to show how his views about “the science not being there” solidly refuted the concerns reflected by a “global warming alarmist attempting to ambush him.”
Also see, if you can take any more of this: