House Republicans have moved Jim Inhofe out of his post as the ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The Senator is well known for denying climate change and wrote "The Greatest Hoax" where he calls the science of global warming a conspiracy. His new post will be as the ranking minority member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
His religious belief that the Bible refutes global warming is well known and was broadcast in an interview on Christian Information Radio, Inhofe where he citied Genesis 8:22 as proof that climate change doesn't exist.
" 'As long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.'" quoted Inhofe. "My point is, God’s still up there", he said. "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."
His church, the Presbyterian Church of the USA, doesn't agree with his views on climate change. In 2008 the church issued a resolution which "strongly urges all Presbyterians to immediately make a bold witness by aspiring to live carbon neutral lives" and to "take this seriously, to pray asking for God’s forgiveness and guidance."
The Senior senator from Tulsa is considered the most conservative member of both houses of Congress. He's co-sponsored bills in the Senate that would declare life at conception, exclude abortion funding from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, repeal of the fairness doctrine in broadcasting and repeal of the income tax. The Senator is 78 years old.