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The Time Jim Inhofe Threw A Snowball In Senate To Mock Global Warming

Last Updated 3 days by Amnon J. Jobi | Amnon Front Page

Former Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) died Tuesday morning after a long career in government, becoming one of the most vocal critics of heavy-handed environmental regulation.

The Oklahoma Republican is perhaps best remembered for the time he brought a snowball onto the Senate floor to mock global warming.

“In case we have forgotten, because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, I ask the chair, you know what this is?” Inhofe said during a floor speech in February 2015 as he produced a snowball from a bag beside his podium.

“It’s a snowball,” he said. “From outside here. So it’s very, very cold out. Very unseasonable.”

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“So here, Mr. President, catch this,” Inhofe added as he tossed the snowball.

At the time, temperatures in the nation’s capital had sunk below freezing.

Inhofe called climate change a “hoax” and frequently sounded off against the global warming narrative, arguing that human activity does not cause major temperature changes.

He chaired the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for two years, during which time he challenged the climate change narrative in favor of what he called “sound science.”

Inhofe fiercely criticized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at one point comparing the agency to a “Gestapo bureaucracy.”

During a floor speech in 2003, Inhofe promised to “expose the most powerful, most highly financed lobby in Washington, the far left environmental extremists.”

“Wake up, America. With all the hysteria, all the fear, all the phony science, could it be that manmade global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people? I believe it is,” Inhofe said during his remarks, which lasted for two hours.

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“And if we allow these detractors of everything that has made America great, those ranging from the liberal Hollywood elitists to those who are in it for the money, if we allow them to destroy the foundation, the greatness of the most highly industrialized nation in the history of the world, then we don’t deserve to live in this one nation under God,” he said.

Some of Inhofe’s staffers went on to serve in the EPA during the Trump administration, where they continued to work to roll back excessive environmental regulations.

Inhofe was reviled by climate change activists and others, many of whom celebrated his death on social media on Tuesday, making jokes about snowballs in hell.

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“I hope he has fun finding out how fast snowballs melt in hell,” one X user wrote.

“Jim Inhofe is dead. Hope he kept that snowball for where he’s going,” posted another.

Inhofe was the longest-serving senator from Oklahoma and was in office for 29 years from 1994 until he retired last year.

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