A display of cheeky ignorance in the “world’s greatest deliberative body”
Screenshot of C-Span Senate coverage
Now, he may not be some big shot, New York City scientist, with your fancy degrees, and book learnin’, but Oklahoma Senator and late-age prairie bumpkin James Inhofe knows when someone’s trying to pull the wool over his eyes. On Thursday, Inhofe, author of the 2012 book, The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, brought a snowball in a plastic bag onto the Senate floor. During a long-winded speech, Inhofe brandished the ball of slush as evidence that this so-called “global warming” chicanery is a bunch of ungodly hoo-ha, obviously disproven by the presence of snow. Because while those pencil-neck nerds at NASA and the NOAA are blabbing on with their numbers and such about how 2014 was the hottest year on record, as anyone can plainly see, it’s cold out there! Cold enough for snow, even! Explain that, you four-eyed brainwads.