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Senator ‘disproves’ global warming by bringing a snowball to the floor
This is a creative argument.
Do you want to build a straw man?
Inhofe is the chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, but he also denies the scientific consensus that humans are contributing significantly to unprecedented global warming. To help illustrate his argument that scientists and the liberal mainstream media were lying about climate change, Inhofe stepped to the podium, reached into his bag, and pulled out a snowball.
Sen. Inhofe threw the snowball to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who was presiding over the Senate from the chamber’s central dais. An aide to Sen. Inhofe confirmed to National Journal that one of the Senate pages—who typically sit at the foot of the dais—caught the prop.
The snowball was “just from outside here, so it’s very, very cold out,” Inhofe said. “We hear the perpetual headline that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, but now the script has flipped.”
To Sen. Inhofe, however, the opinion of the scientific community is snow big deal.
Photo via Jared and Corin/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)
Eric Geller is a politics reporter who focuses on cybersecurity, surveillance, encryption, and privacy. A former staff writer at the Daily Dot, Geller joined Politico in June 2016, where he's focused on policymaking at the White House, the Justice Department, the State Department, and the Commerce Department.