via NCRMDavid Corn's Mother Jones Article
First off, though, we cannot forget to also name as asshats those in Congress who will, most likely, name Republican, and climate change and basic science denier, Oklahoman Senator James Inhofe as the next chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Inhofe has made a career, and, apparently, some pocket change, out of denying that global warming is real and, well, he knows who started this whole mess: Barbra Streisand.
According to David Corn, writing for Mother Jones, Inhofe first brought up this theory at the United Nations' climate change conference in Copenhagen in 2009:
Look around us, I said, spreading my arms wide. There are thousands of intelligent and well-meaning people in this gigantic conference center: scientists, heads of state, government officials, policy experts. They believe that climate change is a serious and pressing threat and that something must be done soon. Do you believe that they have all been fooled?
Yes, [Inhofe] said, grinning.
That these people who have traveled from all points of the globe to be here are victims of a well-orchestrated hoax?
Yes, [Inhofe] said, still smiling.
That's some hoax, I countered. But who has engineered such a scam?
Hollywood liberals and extreme environmentalists, Inhofe replied.
Really? I asked. Why would they conspire to scare all these smart people into believing a catastrophe was under way, when all was well?
Inhofe didn't skip a beat: To advance their radical environmental agenda.
I pressed on: Who in Hollywood is doing this?
The whole liberal crowd, Inhofe said.
Barbra Streisand, he responded.
I nearly laughed. All these people had assembled in Copenhagen because of Barbra Streisand. A singer and actor had perpetuated the grandest con of the past 100 years?
That's right, Inhofe said, with a straight face. And others, he added.
Or at least she told people that this would happen, according to Inhofe. Maybe if you play Evergreen backwards you can really hear Streisand’s plan to make the entire world believe that climate change is real, but since Inhofe never had that record he didn’t buy into the hoax.
Or … maybe he’s just an asshat who refuses to listen to science.
While Barbra Streisand is active in the climate change movement, it’s not because she wanted to fool billions of people, but because she believes what 97% of scientists believe.
That climate change is real and that James Inhofe is an asshat, an ISBL Asshat of the Week.