Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma has always been a thorn in the side of environmentalists, especially when it comes to climate change. He doesn't believe in the science and has pledged to go to the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December to bare witness to the "fraud." Inhofe believes that 2009 was a good year for climate change deniers and he believes they are winning the fight for the public's hearts and minds. From the Tulsa World:
"I proudly declare 2009 as the 'Year of the Skeptic,' the year in which scientists who question the so-called global warming consensus are being heard,'' the Oklahoma Republican said..
"Until this year, any scientist, reporter or politician who dared raise even the slightest suspicion about the science behind global warming was dismissed and repeatedly mocked.''
Inhofe recalled his own 2003 remarks in which he said much of the debate over global warming was predicated on fear rather than science.
Alarmists warned of a future plagued by catastrophic flooding, economic dislocations, droughts and mosquito-borne diseases, he said
Sen. Inhofe, Glenn Beck, and other deniers would do well to read any of the relevant science on the issue of climate change. They can start with the Nobel Peace Prize winning IPCC--a collection of over 2000 of the world's top climate experts, who collectively say if we don't stop burning fossil fuels we will have catastrophic climate change. It's true. They can look it up, when they're not misinforming people.