Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) is America's leading climate skeptic, which would place him high in the running for leading climate skeptic worldwide, and he plans to attend the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December with a climate "truth squad" to present the global-warming-is-a-farce side of things. Here's what he said, in an official statement, of President Obama's decision to travel to Copenhagen himself and address the conference:

"I suspect President Obama is making the trip to Copenhagen in order to 'save' the climate conference," Sen. Inhofe said. "Yet no amount of lofty rhetoric or promises of future commitments can save it. This is due in large part to the fact cap-and-trade legislation in the Senate is dying on the vine, and, as important, recent revelations of leading climate scientists who appear to have manufactured the climate 'consensus'-revelations that cast doubt over the entire global warming enterprise.

"Moreover, it's clear that China, India, and the developing world, which will soon be responsible for the vast bulk of greenhouse gas emissions, will not accept mandatory cuts in emissions-despite entreaties from President Obama. The U.S. Senate has made clear on numerous occasions that unilateral action by the United States is unacceptable, because it will harm our economy and have virtually no effect on climate change."

In related news, Inhofe has also announced he's launching a "Climategate" investigation into whether scientists manipulated data to manufacture consensus on global warming.

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