Sen. James InhofeJames InhofeEPA proposes climate rule incentives despite court hold GOP chairman: EPA could ‘restructure every industrial sector’ GOP in disarray over Trump furor MORE (R-Okla) said Monday night that climate change isn’t real and recent cold weather across the country proves that.
“Tonight for all night long, you can say ‘[climate change] is real, it’s real, it’s real,’ but people have heard that before,” Inhofe said on the Senate floor. “We’ve gone through some cold spells that are shocking and setting records.”
Winter weather has been extreme in the Northeast and Midwest this year and several snowstorms have shutdown lawmaker’s work.
Schatz said even a “child” could distinguish between climate and weather.
“Weather is what will happen tomorrow,” Schatz said. “Climate is what happens over time.”
Inhofe has authored a book claiming that climate change was the biggest “hoax” ever perpetrated on mankind.
Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerCalif. Dem missed votes, sit-in on trip to Spain Hispanic Caucus PAC looks to flex its muscles in 2016 Dems who sat out the sit-in offer array of reasons MORE (D-Calif.) said Inhofe was a “a dangerous denier.”
She also said scientists who believe climate change is real also predicted extreme cold weather.
“I don’t understand how my colleagues can continue to deny climate change,” Boxer said. “Look out the window.”