Sen. Inhofe’s Folly

Voters just made it so Senator Inhofe will be the chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Inhofe is one of the most vocal and devoted “climate deniers.” In 2012, he wrote a book titled The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.

Inhofe cited the Bible:

“Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.’ My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.”

It is outrageous to me that we put a man like this into a position of immense power where he can jeopardize or wipe out the work of thousands, no millions of people who study climate science, who are responsible in their use of resources, who want to make sure that there is a world for our children to live comfortably in.

Quoting divine power or bronze-age scripture to make national (or international) policy regarding environmental responsibility is outrageous and we, the voters, should be outright ashamed for ourselves for allowing this to happen.

Inhofe belongs in a church, where he can spew drivel all day long to eager followers without really doing any damage.

I am worried now. But maybe I shouldn’t be worried. After all, God’s going to fix it, right?