By Rebecca Shabad - 01/08/14 02:46 PM EST
Sen. Jim InhofeJames InhofeGOP senators move to keep women out of military draft Senate contradicts itself on Gitmo Paul blocks chemical safety bill in Senate MORE (R-Okla.) says climate change is a “hoax” and it’s “laughable” that people are saying it’s caused the latest cold weather. [WATCH VIDEO]
Inhofe is a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He previously served as its chairman and ranking member. This is not the first time he's rejected the concepts.
"First of all, global warming is not taking place. It's kind of laughable right now with all the records that are being set," Inhofe told the Fox affiliate in Tulsa, Okla., in an interview Tuesday.
Inhofe rejects the notion that global warming or climate change has precipitated the extreme weather.
"The reality is there's a difference between weather and climate," Inhofe said.
Climate change researchers, however, said earlier this week that global warming might have brought on the frigid temperatures.
"You gotta understand we have people with their lives tied up with trying to make this hoax a reality,” Inhofe added.