Climate change 1, climate denier 0

Posted on July 1, 2011

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Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) usually makes the top ten list of climate deniers.  He’s just that kind of guy.  A Big Oil senator, he also doesn’t like the EPA or the Clean Water Act.

Recently, however, the Senator was off to give the keynote address at a major climate denier conference hosted by the right-wing Heartland Institute when he was brought low by blue-green algae.  There is in fact a major blue-green algae bloom ongoing in the state of Oklahoma, impacting tourism, and get this, attributed to drought conditions brought on by climate change.  That is, it was climate change that shut up the climate denier.

Even Senator Jim recognized the irony.

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 See Climate Progress’ write-up on the subject: http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/07/01/259859/algae-bloom-sick-inhofe/#more-259859