Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) brought a snowball onto the Senate floor to disprove global warming. Chuck Todd and the producers of NBC's Meet the Press thought it was all in good fun. Seriously. The post Snowball’s Chance: James Inhofe, Meet The Press, And The Climate Debate appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Last Thursday, Republican James Inhofe, the chairman of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, held a snowball on the Senate floor to prove that it is cold outside in Washington, D.C. Inhofe took that to mean climate change science is "hysteria," because global warming can't be real. "
"Unless he's personally witnessing something, it just can't be real"
Clowning around in the Senate hit new heights of fun last week when James Inhofe (R-OK) playfully lobbed a snowball pretending to demolish 100 years of empirical data supporting human-induced climate change. Let the games begin: We keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record," Inhofe said. Show More Summary
As you may have heard, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., who astonishingly enough is chairman of the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee, brought a snowball to the floor of the U.S. Senate last week to debunk "all this hysteria about global warming."
A few days ago, Republican Senator James Inhofe delivered a speech about why no intelligent person should ever vote for the Republican Party. This was not, obviously, the putative subject of his speech, merely its subtext and inescapable conclusion.Inhofe tried to make the case that global warming is fake because... More »
Happy National Polar Bear Day! James Inhofe celebrated with a snowball fight on the Senate floor.
Is Sen. James Inhofe really the person we want chairing the Senate's environment committee?
It’s no secret Senator James Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Environment Committee, is a major skeptic of man-made climate change. But on Thursday, the senator took his skepticism to a new level — making the argument that because there’s...Show More Summary
Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe threw a snowball on the Senate floor Thursday to prove that climate change doesn't exist.
Screenshot of C-Span Senate coverage Now, he may not be some big shot, New York City scientist, with your fancy degrees, and book learnin’, but Oklahoma Senator and late-age prairie bumpkin James Inhofe knows when someone’s trying to pull the wool over his eyes. Show More Summary
Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, who infamously bragged on the Senate floor in 2006 that "in the recorded history of our family, we've never had a divorce or any kind of a homosexual relationship," engaged in another bit of political grandstanding...
Yesterday, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), attempted to show how climate change science was bullshit... by bringing out a real live snowball. As if temporary coldness in DC offsets the mountains of evidence supporting climate change and our effect on it. Show More Summary
Good Morning America news reader Amy Robach on Friday mocked Republican James Inhofe as "bizarre" for a global warming speech he gave on the Senate floor. Robach described, "A bizarre scene in Washington. One senator used the recent snow to bolster his argument about climate change."
Via Slate: During rambling remarks Thursday afternoon, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, used a snowball as a prop on the Senate floor. The apparent purpose of this stunt: to show the recent spate of cold weather in the Northeast is a sign that human activity isn’t causing climate change. Show More Summary
After Senator James Inhofe trolled the entire Senate with his snowball on Thursday, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse stepped up to the mic with his fact snowplow to clear away the mess. So much win. Here's the transcript: WHITEHOUSE: I'd just like to complete my remarks with regard to the Senator from Oklahoma and his snowball. Show More Summary
Do you want to build a snowman? Sen. James Inhofe does. The good news, says Inhofe (R-Okla.), is that because he had a snowball on the Senate floor on Thursday, climate change is now in doubt. “We hear the perpetual headline that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, but now the script has flipped,” he […]
Sen. James Inhofe has a way with visual metaphors
Senator James Inhofe has famously rejected the idea of manmade climate change, and in remarks on the Senate floor today to that effect, he took out a snowball and threw it in the Senate chamber.