01 Oct '11, 11am

How Inhofe turns balloon animals into ‘news’

How Inhofe turns balloon animals into ‘news’

Climate denier Inhofe blows so much hot air, he should work children's parties. Photo: canopic The professional deniers are at it again. Every chance they get, the people who are paid to spread doubt and confusion about climate change take some minor report or news event, fill it with hot air and twist it up like a balloon animal, then try to persuade everyone that it is alive and kicking -- that it "proves" that the planet isn't warming or human activities aren't the big reason why. This time, the professional deniers are seizing on a report [PDF] from the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general (IG). In reality, the IG's report upholds EPA's efforts to address climate change, affirming that the agency followed the law when it determined that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare. But Sen. James Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican who says he thinks ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-skeptics/2011-10-01-how-inho...

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