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Senate Republicans: Climate change not a hoax

4 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, January 21 2015 Jan 21, 2015 January 21, 2015 2:55 PM January 21, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Dina Cappiello

WASHINGTON - One of Congress' most vocal skeptics of climate change is backing a measure saying it is real and not a hoax - but says it's arrogance to believe human beings are causing it.

In a surprise move, Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma joined an effort Wednesday by Democrats to get the GOP on the record about climate science. The Republican-controlled Senate backed the non-binding measure 98-1 Wednesday. It reads, "Climate change is real and not a hoax."

Many Republicans deny the science or say they don't have the expertise to form an opinion. Inhofe said Wednesday he doesn't buy what most scientists accept - that the burning of fossil fuels from human activities is to blame.

Five days ago, federal scientists said 2014 was the hottest year on record.

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