Senator Jim Inhofe found a novel way to prove his point on climate change - by chucking a snowball on the senate floor!
On Thursday, Feb. 26, Inhofe, who stringently opposes claims that climate change has resulted owing to human negligence and actions, argued his case that climate change is hoax with the unusual prop - a massive snowball.
Inhofe is the chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee. He has also authored the book "The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future."
Inhofe does not champion the climate change cause and denies that the same even exists, brought the snowball to prove that the world is not getting warmer.
"In case we have forgotten because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record," said Inhofe as he held aloft the snowball in his hand. "I ask the chair, do you know what this is? It's a snowball just from outside here. So it's very, very cold out. Very unseasonable."
He went on to say "So, Mr. President, catch this" before tossing away the snowball a feet away to an aide.
Pleased as punch with his little demonstration, a smug Inhofe resumed his speech rattling off the cold temperature wave that has hit several parts of the U.S. to further illustrate his point on global warming being overhyped. Per the National Weather Service, 67 new record lows have been recorded this week
"We hear the perpetual headline that 2014 has been the warmest year on record. But now the script has flipped," said Inhofe.
Even though many parts of the U.S. are experiencing record lows in temperature, overall, the country is experiencing a warmer winter than usual.
Inhofe went on to assert his point and said that the Niagara Falls freezing over and the ice forming on the great lakes in a single night are all indicators of the reality, as this has never happened before.
Inhofe's assertions were refuted by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse who revealed that studies conducted by NASA and other well-known organizations have validated via scientific means that Earth is indeed getting warmer. The existence of snow does not disprove the alterations in climate.