Inhofe knows only God can change the climate; calls global warming idea arrogant.

Inhofe: God Says Global Warming Is A Hoax | ThinkProgress.

In a radio interview with Voice of Christian Youth America, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) argued that his belief that global warming is a hoax is biblically inspired. Promoting his book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, Inhofe told interviewer Vic Eliason on Wednesday that only God can change the climate, and the idea that manmade pollution could affect the seasons is “arrogance“.

In the interview, Inhofe did not mention he has received $1,352,523 in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry, including $90,950 from Koch Industries.

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Whoa! It is embarrassing to have such a person serving in our Senate.

Actually, this belief appears to be dying out as people are noticing the ever more noticeable effects of climate change worldwide. The data has held up to scrutiny and attacks made by Inhofe on individual scientists and scientific organizations, while deplorable, have fizzled. It was successful disinformation for a while but hopefully the tide is turning.

True arrogance is his assertion that one book can be the ultimate authority on everything and that HIS GOD is the only thing that matters.

  5 comments for “Inhofe knows only God can change the climate; calls global warming idea arrogant.

  1. Mark
    March 9, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    I find this intersection of faith and global climate interesting. I’m no biblical scholar but is man not given this planet to shepherd over? For some people the bible is inspiration to preserve the planet and for others it’s justification to exploit.

    • March 9, 2012 at 2:35 PM

      No. Man was not given this planet to shepherd over. A book of plagiarized fairy tales created in the Bronze Age should offer no guidance on anything, especially morality. The Earth was here 4.5 billion years before humans came about, and it’ll be here another few billion years after we’re gone.

      • Mark
        March 9, 2012 at 3:41 PM

        I agree with you. I was playing theist to attempt to understand the reasoning behind these diverging ideas regarding climate in this group.

  2. 65snake
    March 9, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Mark,
    Since when do they follow their own book when it is inconvenient to do so? I believe the term is “cafeteria christian”. The mental gymnastics required for the justification thereof are astounding. Also, check out the term “cognitive dissonance”.
    I am at the point now where it seems that modern religion is more of a psychiatric condition rather than a form of worship, or connection to any divinity.

  3. aardwolf
    March 10, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    There’s one book I’ll rush out to buy! (NOT!)

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