Judd Legum points out that the climate change rhetoric of Amazon, Dell, GE, Microsoft, and Google is inconsistent with their support for the biggest climate change denier in Congress.
Amazon has donated $8500 in the 2020 cycle to support the reelection of Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the most powerful and outspoken climate denier in Congress. Amazon’s most recent donation to Inhofe, $2500, came on December 31, just two months after Bezos’ climate announcement.
In a notorious 2003 speech on the Senate floor, Inhofe famously called global warming “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”
So I will just conclude by saying: Wake up, America. With all the hysteria, all the fear, all the phony science, could it be that manmade global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people? I believe it is.
And if we allow these detractors of everything that has made America great, those ranging from the liberal Hollywood elitists to those who are in it for the money, if we allow them to destroy the foundation, the greatness of the most highly industrialized nation in the history of the world, then we don’t deserve to live in this one nation under God.
Inhofe argues that humans have a religious obligation to continue extracting fossil fuels. “[W]e are made in God’s image and should use the resources God has given us,” Inhofe said in 2007.
In Inhofe’s 2012 book, “The Greatest Hoax,” he argues that people shouldn’t worry about climate change because “God is still up there, and He promised to maintain the seasons and that cold and heat would never cease as long as the earth remains.”
In February 2015, Inhofe appeared on the Senate floor with a snowball, claiming it was proof that global warming was fake.