Hillary Clinton mustered her best Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) impression during a grassroots event in Nevada on Wednesday afternoon when she pointed to snowfall in Nevada during the month of January as proof climate change is real.
The Democratic frontrunner mocked her Republican rivals for their reluctance to accept manmade climate change to be an absolute fact.
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24 January, 2016:
To help make his case that people cannot be influencing the climate, Jim Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, cited archaeology and scripture.
Then he produced a snowball, and said, “I ask the chair, do you know what this is?
It’s a snowball, just from outside here. It’s very, very cold out.”
Glorying in his idiocy, Mr Inhofe, who was chairman of an important environmental committee at the time, then tossed the snowball at his Republican colleague.
With Washington currently under two feet of snow, this episode is worth remembering for two reasons.
First, because the ignorance, wilful or otherwise, many Republicans display on global warming is not dissipating.
The second reason why Mr Inhofe’s stunt is worth recalling is that, were it repeated today, it could, tentatively, be argued that the snowball was evidence of global warming.
Like two bald men fighting over a comb …
January 22, 2016: