Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Inhofe on Rolling Stone's "Climate Killers" Article: "I Should Have Been No. 1"

Talk about a man who takes pride in his work.

Rolling Stone recently profiled 17 prominent individuals whom it calls the "Climate Killers" -- people who are working hard to stop any and all meaningful clean energy and climate reform. Big surprise: Oklahoma Sen. and Climate Denierism Grand Poobah James Inhofe makes the list, under the heading "God's Denier." Check it out:

As the former chairman and ranking Republican of the Senate environment committee, Inhofe is one of the GOP's loudest and most influential voices on climate change. The senator from Oklahoma calls global warming "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people," insists that carbon dioxide is not "a real pollutant," and doesn't worry about rising sea levels, because, if all else fails, "God's still up there."

Far from being marginalized, Inhofe continues to hold remarkable sway: In November, he organized fellow GOP members to boycott the environment committee's debate on climate legislation. He also marshaled the ranking GOP members of all six committees with jurisdiction over climate change to write Sen. Barbara Boxer, warning her that proceeding without Republicans would "severely damage" prospects for the bill's passage. The move helped cloud the bill's future, diminishing America's bargaining position at the Copenhagen climate negotiations. "We won, you lost," Inhofe gloated to Boxer during a committee hearing. "Get a life."
It would appear that Inhofe is now taking serious issue with Rolling Stone over the article... but not in the way you might think. In an eloquent statement on his Environment and Public Works Committee page, Inhofe writes:
"My first response was I should have been No. 1, not No. 7," said Inhofe, perhaps the most vocal global-warming skeptic in Congress. "I am serious about that. I have spent now literally years on this thing, and it has been a long, involved thing.''
So when it comes to things and stuff about global warming denierism, don't you ever forget it: James Inhofe is your #1 guy.

1 comment:

Matt said...

I thought God killed Inhofe: