If I’m honest, the photo in the last blog post really got under my skin, so I did some research on the man in question.
Who you’re looking at is James Inhofe, a senator from Oklahoma and in 2014 he took a snowball into the U.S. congress and presented it as evidence that disproves climate change.
To become a politician you have to be relatively intelligent, so I decided to dig deeper on this elderly senator.
As it turns out, his top investor in his political campaign was Devon Energy, a massive energy corporation that will directly profit from the US population becoming sceptical over climate change.
It turns out that oil and gas companies were by far the biggest investors in Mr Inhofe’s campaign. It would make sense that he would proliferate lies about a massively agreed upon science for personal financial gain. Am I being cynical, or have I touched on a rather unsettling example of human selfishness?
I wonder how many other politicians block the truth about climate change because of financial incentive…
If you want to help to seek out other Politicians that don’t seem to be operating in the interests of the people, opensecrets.org and http://www.theyworkforyou.com are both great websites to keep track of their actions in both the UK and US.