Inhofe Chides Gore for 'Climate Hoax'

Monday, 15 Mar 2010 10:10 PM

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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., one of the leading critics of global warming science in the Senate, attacked former Vice President Al Gore on the Senate floor Monday, calling climate change "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people."

He also claimed that Gore is now "running for cover," according to Politico.

Editor’s Note: Read Newmax magazine’s exclusive report: “Al Gore Shocked by 'The Great Cool-Down.'”

"After weeks of the global warming scandal, the world's first climate billionaire is running for cover,” Inhofe said. “Yes, I'm talking about Al Gore. He's under siege these days. The credibility of the IPCC is eroding. The EPA's endangerment finding is collapsing. And belief that global warming is leading to catastrophe is evaporating. Gore seems to be drowning in a sea of his own global warming illusions nevertheless. He's desperately trying to keep global warming alarmism alive today."

Inhofe cited a secret “high-level meeting with all [Gore's] global alarmists,” called a recent Gore op-ed in the New York Times a "sure-fire sign of desperation" and compared Gore to an ostrich.

“When it comes to reform and openness and transparency and peer review, and when it comes to practicing good science, Gore stands alone,” Inhofe said in remarks first reported by Politico. “He wants the world to put its head in the sand and pretend nothing's happening. It reminds me of the two boy ostriches chasing the two girl ostriches. They're chasing them, the one girl ostrich said, 'What do we do? They said, let's hide so each girl ostrich stuck their head in the hole and the boy ostriches gallop up to the clearing and one of them said, 'Where did the girls go?' This is what we're looking at here. They're hiding their head in the sand and Gore's writing this op-ed."

Inhofe also denounced the climate change legislation being worked on by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and John Kerry, D-Mass., saying that if any form of a cap-and-trade bill passes "people are going to be the losers."

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