16 Mar '12, 6pm

Inhofe: Global warming too costly to be real

Inhofe: Global warming too costly to be real

Cross-posted from Climate Progress . Did you see the big smackdown Thursday night between MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.)? The dean of disinformation mostly just repeated his well-worn falseshoods about global warming, which Maddow shot down. But there was one remarkable admission from the former chair of the Senate Environment Committee: I was actually on your side of this issue when I was chairing that committee and I first heard about this. I thought it must be true until I found out what it cost. In short, learning about the (supposed) high cost of the solution is what turned him from a believer in climate science to a denier. Yes, you always have to take what Inhofe says with a grain of (smelling) salt, but this admission confirms what many of us have been saying for years . As The New York Times explained about a 2008 denial conference, “The one...

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