Senator Jim Inhofe, who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, tossed a snowball on the Senate floor to argue his case that everything we’ve been hearing about global warming and climate change is a hoax.
The Oklahoma senator used a snowball as a prop – because as per his logic, if it’s cold outside, then man hasn’t done enough damage to mess around the natural cycle of climate change.
And of course, because a snowball was thrown at the Senate, people on social media had to have their say.
From Ukrainian commander Semen Semenchenko? RT @Wonkette: Sen. Inhofe: If global warming is real, then where did I get this snowball????— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 26, 2015
If one snowball proves that climate change is a hoax, does one Senator making that claim prove that education doesn't work?— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) February 26, 2015
It’s quite unfortunate that Inhofe happens to actually have a say on bills affecting the environment – and that he takes the phrase “global warming” a bit too literally without looking into the science of it (or at least, judging by his actions, acknowledging it.)
And someone has even made an account for the snowball, so that it feels important enough.
The concern for climate change is a complex phenomenon and it's about a lot more than temperatures rising.
Sadly and ironically, Inhofe probably used the perfect metaphor – it’s just lost on him because the matter of climate change will probably “snowball” into a problem that keeps getting bigger and bigger.