Sen. Jim InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeOvernight Defense & National Security — White House raises new alarm over Russia Biden sparks confusion, cleanup on Russia-Ukraine remarks Republicans say Mayorkas failed to deliver report on evacuated Afghans MORE (R-Okla.) says climate change is a “hoax” and it’s “laughable” that people are saying it’s caused the latest cold weather.
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.
The polar vortex, a major cold front bringing all-time low temperatures to some areas, has swept across the country in the last few days.
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.