Sen. James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeA third of Congress hasn’t held a town hall — it’s time to take action Anonymous affiliate publishes claimed list of GOP private contact info Wasting America’s nuclear opportunity 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.”

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Sens. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Senators grill ex-Equifax CEO over stock sales Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump proclaims 'Cybersecurity Awareness Month' | Equifax missed chance to patch security flaw | Lawmakers await ex-CEO's testimony | SEC hack exposed personal data MORE (D-Hawaii) and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseDem senator: 'How many lives must be lost before we act?' Sen. Manchin won’t vote for Trump’s mine safety nominee Overnight Regulation: SEC chief grilled over hack | Dems urge Labor chief to keep Obama overtime rule | Russia threatens Facebook over data storage law MORE (D-R.I.) are leading an all-night Senate session to discuss the importance of climate change. More than 20 other Democrats participated right off the bat, including members of leadership. They are expected to speak well into Tuesday morning.

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 BoxerTrump riles Dems with pick for powerful EPA job Pelosi's chief of staff stepping down Time is now to address infrastructure needs 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.”