Debunking Alternative Realities

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) recently blocked a Senate resolution that would have simply declared climate change a reality. In the past, Sen. Inhofe has referred to climate change as a “hoax.” In a speech on the Senate floor, he objected to the resolution because – according to Sen. Inhofe – the earth had not warmed in the last 15 years. He also claimed that federal government agencies are “colluding” to promote a “global warming agenda.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) then took the floor to offer one of the most articulate, eloquent, and stinging rebukes I’ve recently witnessed in this long, and at this point completely unnecessary debate…

It’s comforting to know that there are still folks willing to stand up to the greedy liars, conspiracy loons, and willfully ignorant.

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