Republican frostiness toward modern science gathers pace

March 21, 2015 1:14 AM

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Washington: The winter has lingered on the American east coast, so much so that this month the new Republican chairman of the Senate environment and public works dommittee, James Inhofe, of Oklahoma, was able to bring a dripping snowball onto the floor of the chamber and lob it underarm toward the chair as evidence against global warming.

Props aside, Mr Inhofe's position was of no surprise. He is the author of the book The Greatest Hoax – How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, which uses biblical arguments to support its case that there is a vast left-wing conspiracy behind the scientific consensus that humans are ...

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