Today’s member of the “Inhofe 400” truly epitomizes the expertise and credibility of the group of experts that the good senator has assembled to demonstrate the obvious flaws in the theory of human-induced global warming.

He is Chris Allen, weather director at WBKO, the ABC affiliate for south-central Kentucky. On his blog, Chris says this about global warming:

My biggest argument against putting the primary blame on humans for climate change is that it completely takes God out of the picture. It must have slipped these people’s minds that God created the heavens and the earth and has control over what’s going on. (Dear Lord Jesus…did I just open a new pandora’s box?) Yeah, I said it. Do you honestly believe God would allow humans to destroy the earth He created? Of course, if you don’t believe in God and creationism then I can see why you would easily buy into the whole global warming fanfare. I think in many ways that’s what this movement is ultimately out to do – rid the mere mention of God in any context. What these environmentalists are actually saying is “we know more than God – we’re bigger than God – God is just a fantasy – science is real…He isn’t…listen to US!” I have a huge problem with that.

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Ordinarily, I would also provide an analysis of publications in the peer-reviewed literature and other credentials relevant to climate change. In this case, I don’t think that’s necessary.

I have this image of Inhofe sitting in a smoke-filled office, chomping on a stogie, sleeves rolled up, as he scans the Internet to collect his 400 experts. Sweat pours across his brow as he assembles the “dream team” of men and women who will destroy global warming. Then he runs across Chris Allen and it’s love at first sight. He says to his staffer Marc, “I like the cut of this guy’s jib. I think he has what it takes to be one of my 400.” Inhofe leans back in his chair with satisfaction. “Put him on the list,” he screams. And the rest is EPW history.