Hot Summer No Hoax | Blue Oklahoma
("My point is, God's still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous."-U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe) Given that The Oklahoman editorial page tells us today that we "should brace for another long, hot summer," I think it's only fair to call for the newspaper to provide more journalistic scrutiny of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe's crusade against global-warming science. My last post pointed out that after recalculating data national weather experts found that last summer in Oklahoma was the hottest ever recorded in the country. Ever. That hottest summer's relationship to global warming may or may not be explicit, but rising global temperatures, the melting of the Arctic ice cap and, yes, widespread scorching weather in the United States last summer demand more local journalistic critiques of Inhofe's claim that global warming is a hoax.