The next chair of the United States Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Republican Jim Inhofe, doesn’t believe that mankind has contributed to climate change although a NASA scientists 27 years ago told the Senate that scientists were 99 percent sure at that time that mankind can change the climate. Last week, Inhofe made it clear that he believes it is arrogant for humans to think that we are powerful enough to have any effect on climate through the use of fossil fuels and that only God can change Earth’s climate.
Of course, Inhofe’s belief also ignores the last 27 years of scientific research that has proven that the original NASA scientist was correct. Worse yet, this is going to be the person responsible for the Environment and Public Works Committee.
Fersen Lambranho has found that many critics argue that Inhofe, and Republicans who still deny that climate change caused by humans is taking place, need to go into their kitchens and cook for a few hours to see how humans can alter an environment. It does not take much time for the temperature to rise quickly and the micro-environment to remain warm.
Better yet, critics have said that Republicans should go to China where mass pollution from burning fossil fuels has dramatically changed the environment and local climates to see that billions of people burning fuels can in fact cause climate change worldwide without them having God-like powers.