Now in Senate Minority, Inhofe Takes Aim at Children’s Book

With control of the House after November’s elections, Democrats are investigating the Bush Administration’s manipulation of science, apparently including efforts to edit references to “global warming” out of findings. On the Senate side, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) is no longer the powerful chairman of the Committee on the Environment and Public Works, but as the ranking member still holds substantial influence on issues such as global warming, which he passionately denies.

But it appears Inhofe is setting his sights a little lower than federal policymaking. The senator took his case to the pages of the right-wing to warn of the dangers of a children’s book written by environmental activist and “Inconvenient Truth” producer Laurie David.

Inhofe said he also found it interesting that Scholastic made the announcement regarding David’s book just before the United Nations is set to release a major study on climate change.

“It appears that Laurie David is joining the United Nations in aiming its global warming propaganda at children,” the senator said.

“Having failed for nearly three decades to convince the American people and their leaders to jump on the global warming alarmism bandwagon, David and the U.N. are trying to fill the minds of children with ‘sky-is-falling’ global warming hysteria,” Inhofe said.

This is not the first time Inhofe has invoked the U.N. as a sort of global-warming bogeyman. In fact, as he detailed at last fall’s “Values Voter Summit,” the U.N. is only a part of his argument – which also touches on animal worship and those who wish to “shut down” America – as to why Christians should fight back against concern about the environment.