INM

Lead climate change denier seems to be changing his mind

JIM Inhofe, the man known as one of America's most staunch climate deniers, appears to be coming round to the overwhelming weight of scientific evidence.

The Oklahoma senator, who once threw a snowball across the Senate floor in a bid to disprove global warming, wrote an Earth Day op-ed for CNN this week criticising the Obama administration's environmental policy.

In the article, Inhofe implored the US government to look at nuclear energy as the best option to "avoid dangerous climate change".

In fact, as Think Progress points out, Inhofe took that quote from top climate scientist James Hansen - a man he described in 2006 as a "Nasa scientist and alarmist".

Although he's not exactly ditching his sceptical roots to go out and hug trees, Inhofe's comments do appear to be something of a turnaround from a Senate session earlier this year where he used the Bible to try and prove that climate change is not being caused by humans.


Lighting a campfire in a State forest will cost you $2200

Lighting a campfire in a State forest will cost you $2200

Ban on solid fuel fires in State forests comes into effect on Sunday

How bad will bushfire season be, and what do you need to do?

How bad will bushfire season be, and what do you need to do?

Bushfires have already caused devastation to the Northern Rivers

‘You have no idea’: Hanson explodes

‘You have no idea’: Hanson explodes

Hanson and Neil Mitchell clash over the trip to Uluru