Inhofe: Climate change is 'laughable'

Sen. Jim InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeTrump defense pick expected to face tense confirmation Overnight Defense: Details on Senate's 0B defense bill | Bill rejects Trump plan to skirt budget caps | Backfills money for border wall | Defense chief says more troops could head to Mideast Senate panel rejects Trump plan to skirt budget caps, advances defense bill that backfills wall money MORE (R-Okla.) says climate change is a “hoax” and it’s “laughable” that people are saying it’s caused the latest cold weather.

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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.

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