Republican senator says the Bible tells him that scientific global-warming theories are wrong
Sen. James Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican, is the leading global-warming denier in all of Congress, but his position on the issue is not based on any scientific evidence.
Rather, Inhofe says the Good Book tells him that the theories advanced by the overwhelming majority of climate scientists are simply wrong.
In an interview the other day on a Christian radio program about his new book “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future,” Inhofe had this exchange with host Vic Eliason:
Eliason: “Senator, we’re going to talk about your book for a minute. You state in your book, which by the way is called ‘The Greatest Hoax,’ you state in your book that one of your favorite Bible verses [is] Genesis 8:22: ‘While the earth remaineth seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.’ What is the significance of these verses to this issue?”
Inhofe: “Well actually the 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.”
The fact that Inhofe embraces such beliefs would be little cause for alarm if it weren’t for one thing: If the Republicans gain control of the U.S. Senate in the November elections, Inhofe likely will become chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, which would give him considererable control over legislation concerning climate change.
If I may use a plea Inhofe might recognize: Heaven help us!