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Obama: It’s ‘Disturbing’ That A Climate Change Denier Chairs Senate Environmental Committee

Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, participates in the committee's hearing entitled, 'Review of the Nuclear Emergency in Japan and Implications for the U.S,' on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo)
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, participates in the committee’s hearing entitled, ‘Review of the Nuclear Emergency in Japan and Implications for the U.S,’ on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo)

 

(Huffington Post) – President Barack Obama told Vice News in an interview released on Monday that it was “disturbing” that the chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works denied the existence of climate change.

Obama was referring to Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who threw a snowball on the Senate floor earlier this month to help make his case that climate change isn’t real. Even though Inhofe cited record low temperatures across the country as evidence that climate change was overplayed, the country has actually been experiencing a warmer than average winter.

“That’s disturbing,” Obama said when Vice’s Shane Smith pointed out that the stunt would have been funny if it weren’t for Inhofe’s chairmanship.

Inhofe, who wrote the book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, has also cited Scripture as part of his argument for why climate change isn’t real.

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