Inhofe steadfast in climate change skepticism in midst of heatwave

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) remained as steadfast in his global warming skepticism in one of the hottest summers on record as he did during one of the capital's biggest snowfalls.

In an outdoors interview with ABC News' Jonathan Karl, Inhofe maintained his view that "we actually are in the middle of a cold period that started about 9 years ago."

Inhofe, one of Congress' most vocal climate change critics, said, "You can ask as many times as you want to. This is the same response that I had last January and February...We clearly went from a warming period to a cooling period about nine years ago. Now thats not me talking," said the Senator. "Those are the scientist who say that."

Inhofe, the ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, maintains his view that "catastrophic global warming is not occurring," despite statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that this is the hottest year on record globally.

During the record-breaking "Snowpocalypse" storm this past February, Inhofe's family turned heads after they built an igloo near the US Capitol mocking Al Gore and climate change. The igloo had a sign saying, "Honk if you [heart] global warming" and another that read, "Al Gore's new home." At the time, Inhofe referred to the display as "really humorous."

In Friday's interview, he continued by saying, "I can show you the list of the same cities in the months of January and February that were setting a cold record in those times. And what did all the advocates, the hysterical people say at that time? They said, well you cant judge it by one day at a time, or something like that."