30 Jun '11, 6pm

Oklahoma Sen. Inhofe skips climate denier conference. Maybe it's heat stroke?

Oklahoma Sen. Inhofe skips climate denier conference. Maybe it's heat stroke?

You may recall last year that Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe's grandchildren built an igloo to mock a killer snowstorm, calling it "Al Gore's New Home ." Of course, extreme precipitation is precisely what we expect from human-caused global warming, but the story still got a lot of play in the media. What's more ironic is that the Senate's leading climate denier bailed on the annual Heartland climate science denial conference this morning -- saying "I am under the weather" (!) -- just as his home state is being slammed by a record-smashing heat wave and a drought more severe than the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Yes, I know, it's just coincidence, not karmic backlash. But then again, climate science projects a permanent dust bowl for the Southwest if we keep listening to Inhofe. It also projects that by century's end, the state will be above 90 degrees F for 135 days a year! What's al...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-skeptics/2011-06-30-under-th...

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