Inhofe admits — global warming argument all about money, not science

Inhofe’s Stunning Admission To Maddow on Global Warming: ‘I Thought It Must Be True Until I Found Out What It Cost” | ThinkProgress.

In a stunningly blatant display of true motivation being revealed, view the antiscience, global warming denier Sen. James Inhofe admit that it’s all about money…

Did you see the big smack down last night between MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Senator James Inhofe (R-OK)? The dean of disinformation mostly just repeated his well-worn falseshoods about global warming, which Maddow shot down.

But there was one remarkable admission from the former Chair of the Senate Environment Committee:

I was actually on your side of this issue when I was chairing that committee and I first heard about this. I thought it must be true until I found out what it cost.”


Oh, yes. It confirms what has always been suspected. Extremists like Inhofe HATE the idea that we have to change our ways, and that costs money, in order to deal with global warming.

So, they will find ways to justify their views anyway they can. That means invoking The Bible and manufacturing doubt about the science.

Having extensive experience in environmental policy, I would not argue that the costs we must all face should play into the ultimate decisions we make. However, to use this as an EXCUSE to deny reality is abhorrent.

This is so not a disputed issue anymore. Global warming is happening and Inhofe is a denialist who values his selfish, personal ideology over facts and the greater good for humanity.

Clip of the Rachel Maddow show is below (clipped to relevant section – still has an ad preceding).

  1 comment for “Inhofe admits — global warming argument all about money, not science

  1. March 16, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    I think a lot of AGW deniers think this way and that’s fair enough but I just wish they would admit it. I respect (but disagree with) an argument which says “yes, AGW seems to be true but there’s nothing we can practically do about it because of the cost” but I cannot respect the standard denial response: “AGW just isn’t true, it’s a conspiracy by scientists and left-wing nuts”. That’s just crap.

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