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Climate denier Barrasso to replace climate denier Inhofe as head of Senate environment committee.

Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso will succeed current Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chair James Inhofe in the next term, Bloomberg BNA reports.

Inhofe, who is reaching his term limit as committee chair, is a climate change denier who once threw a snowball on the floor of the Senate in an attempt to prove that climate change isn’t real.

Barrasso is not likely to be much more of an advocate for the environment than his predecessor: He has voted against nearly every pro-planet bill since joining the Senate in 2007, earning a lifetime League of Conservation Voters score of 9 percent (Inhofe scored 5 percent).

Barrasso isn’t alone in his climate denial: President-elect Trump, who has said climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese, is the only world leader to not accept the science on climate change.