When Senators Sabotage Science
Senator Jim Inhofe, who infamously
In case you think I’m exaggerating the importance of U.S. leadership on climate change, review the Department of Defense report from this past fall, about which Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said, “Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict.”
Inhofe is already off to a great start in 2015, spouting pseudo-science and degrading the effectiveness of his new committee with inaccurate diatribes against global warming. Just this week, he made a speech on the Senate floor lambasting the “hysteria” surrounding climate change, while also “disproving” claims that the earth is getting warmer by bringing a snowball into the Senate chamber.
Obviously, Inhofe has a very hard time understanding the difference between changes in weather and changes in climate. And while he and others among the Religious Right may personally believe that the earth is fine due to their god’s protection, most other Americans, both theistic and non-theistic, are extremely concerned with what the future holds if our federal government does not maintain a scientifically-accurate environmental policy.
While Inhofe might be —> Read More Here