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Sen Inhofe: Global Warming Alarmists Are Brainwashing Our Kids

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Global warming skeptic Sen. James Inhofe said Tuesday afternoon that parents must “un-brainwash” kids indoctrinated by schools pushing the man-made global warming mantra.

“Our kids are being brainwashed,” the Oklahoma Republican told conservative radio host Eric Metaxas, a liberal blog reported late Tuesday.

“My own granddaughter came home one day and said … ‘Popi, why is it you don’t understand global warming?'” the senator said. “I did some checking, and Eric, the stuff that they teach our kids nowadays, they are brainwashed — you have to un-brainwash them when they get out.”

Inhofe has staked out positions against Obama administration policies addressing global warming, as well as lashing out against groups and attorneys general engaging in inquisitions against skeptics.

The Oklahoma Republican has issued seething criticisms against Obama administration efforts to fight global warming in the past, which includes lambasting the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate regulations. He even wrote a book calling man-made global warming the “greatest hoax.”

Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has also gone on record opposing recent investigations against Exxon Mobil and nonprofit groups skeptical of policies fighting global warming.

“Instead of honoring legitimate academic and scientific inquiry, the far-left has gone to extremes to silence those who disagree,” Inhofe told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Michael Bastasch in May. “This is not about the science, it is about personal attacks and politics at its worst.”

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