Inhofe to travel to climate summit as 'one-man truth squad'

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Wednesday he would travel to this fall's climate change summit in Copenhagen to serve as a "one-man truth squad."

A noted skeptic of global warming, Inhofe pledged to present "another view" on climate change during the December summit to hash out an international climate change agreement.

"'m going to go ahead an announce now that I'm going to go to Copenhagen," Inhofe said on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" this morning. "I think somebody has to be there -- a one-man truth squad -- so let's see what happens there."

Inhofe noted that he attended a similar climate change summit in Milan, Italy in 2003, and he decided that the time has come for him to again present an alternative viewpoint to the delegates on global warming.

"I was the only voice there that was saying that there was another view on this," he said. "So I decided to do the same thing now. It's been six years; it's time to go back."

The Oklahoma Republican has long called global warming science a "hoax," and has repeatedly warned that regulatory schemes to abate carbon and other polluting emissions would be excessively harmful to the economy. He said Wednesday on C-SPAN that passing the current cap-and-trade bills before Congress would result in a tax and be a "ludicrous" idea.

Watch the video of Inhofe's comments below:

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